One of the things I love about summer are country fairs. It is so much fun having kids because they get into the fairs just as much as we do. My favorite fair snack has always been country kettle corn. I love the salty sweet taste of the freshly popped corn kernels. The other day I was reading through this great new book, Popcorn: 100 Sweet & Savor Recipes by Carol Beckerman and found this awesome recipe for Country Fair Kettle Corn. Hooray, I thought, finally a way to make it at home. I hopped right to making a great big batch and was thrilled with the results. While it is not exactly summer yet I still can taste it in my new favorite homemade snack.
Easy Country Fair Kettle Corn
adapted from Popcorn by Carol Beckerman
1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
3 tablespoons canola oil
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1. In a large pan place the popcorn and oil and cover. Heat the popcorn over high heat and shake the pan gently. Once you hear the first kerneal pop remove the pan from the heat. Quickly remove the lid and sprinkle in the sugar and then replace the lid. Put the pan back onto the high heat, continue to gently shake the pan and wait until the popping slows down to 2 or 3 pops every three seconds. remove and all the pan to rest for 2 minutes. Pour the popcorn into a bowl and sprinkle in the salt. Enjoy.