Stovetop Kettle Corn by Mom De Cuisine

What’s the worst that could happen? I mean a backyard full of 3-5 year olds, plus siblings for Christian’s fifth birthday. Did I mention that Christian’s class (the invitees) was made up of mostly boys, boys who prefer to wrestle over play, boys who can swarm an area like cockroaches and get into everything. Everything.

Luckily the worst that happened was that I burned a batch of kettle corn before the party, my husband had to pick up entire cupcakes out of the grass, I had to stop kids from pouring bubbles in the pool, and my husband had to keep a few from throwing rocks. We dodged a bullet…until next year….

Stovetop Kettle Corn

Stovetop Kettle Corn Recipe

Stovetop Kettle Corn Recipe


  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 2/3 cups Popcorn Kernels
  • 3-4 tablespoons Butter (melted)
  • Salt (to taste)


Kettle Corn
Step 1
Add oil to a heavy bottomed pot over medium-high heat.
Step 2
Once oil is hot, reduce the heat to medium and immediately add the sugar and kernels. Toss to coat the kernels in sugar/oil.
Step 3
Add a lid and allow the kernels to pop until the popping has slowed down to one/second. Remove from heat and allow the remaining kernels to pop, about one minute.
Step 4
Remove lid, and add the butter and salt. Toss to coat. Serve immediately.

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