Kettle Corn Recipe for #SundaySupper


The theme this week is street food! I’m super lucky to live in an area of the country that is super saturated with street eats. From people selling at the farmers market to carts and trucks on the street. I even review food trucks here!


So I was trying to think of something I see a lot of… that wasn’t something really expected. Every farmers market I’ve been to out here has a kettle corn guy. Every. Single. One. Seriously.


Fresh and hot it brings the crowds. But it’s so easy to make. You should try it! My version is sweet with a bit of salt. I think it needs it for balance. Go ahead and get a big pot out of the cupboard and try not to eat the whole batch.

Kettle Corn Recipe


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Add the vegetable oil to a large pot with a lid. Add 3 popcorn kernels to the oil and set at a medium-high heat.
  • Once the 3 kernels have popped add the rest of the kernels and the sugar. Cover and shake the pan until the popping slows down, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and toss with the salt. Pour into a large bowl and serve.

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I'm Shannon and I love to bake, hike, play video games and have fun. I currently live in the Bay Area with my husband and cat.


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  2. Another great pick for street food and one of my daughter’s favorite treats. We always get this when we go to the farmer’s!! She has braces on now and is so sad she can’t have it anymore. Well maybe just a couple pieces won’t hurt!!

  3. Sweet with a little salt is the perfect kettle corn, Shannon! I had no idea it was so easy to make though and I certainly would never have thought to throw the sugar in BEFORE the corn popped! I’ll be trying this soon. Thank you!

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  4. I’ve never been brave enough to make kettle corn at home. I watched someone ruin a pan (and caught it on fire) so it has always made me hesitant. But I should put the fear aside and give it a try. It is so good after all.

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