There’s something about being sick that makes me crave junk food. Chocolate, cookies, donuts are all that I want to eat. I had none of those in the house last week when Amina and I were first hit with the cold virus, so I needed something else to help curb my sugar craving. Luckily, I had just streamed CityLine and saw a recipe for Fairground Kettle Corn.
Corn kernels? Check.
Time to make some kettle corn.
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
Combine 1/4 cup canola oil with 3 popcorn kernels in a large, wide pot over medium.
When the kernels pop, add another 1/2 cup kernels and carefully sprinkle very evenly with 1/4 cup granulated sugar. Cover with a lid and cook, picking up pot to shake every few seconds, until the popping slows down, 2 to 3 min.
Immediately pour popcorn into a large bowl and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt while stirring. Let cool for 3 min before serving.