Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Maple Bacon Kettle Corn

kellte corn, maple, bacon, pop corn
Maple Bacon Kettle Corn

Making Kettle Corn at home is easier than you'd think.  And trust me you family will never want regular popcorn again.  The great thing about Kettle Corn is that you can create a number of flavor combinations.  Here is my Maple Bacon Kettle Corn.

Ingredients:
  • 5 slices bacon, cooked, SAVE FAT
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup cooking fat (use the bacon fat and  peanut oil (vegetable oil will work too) to make 1/4 cup
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • Salt to taste

Directions:
  • Cook off bacon until brown and crisp. Set aside to cool. Once cool, chop into small bits and toss with maple syrup.
  • In a large pot over medium high heat, heat the bacon fat and oil mixture. Add the corn kernels.
  • Sprinkle over the sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt. Cover the pan with a tight fitting lid and wait for the corn to pop.
  • Once the popping begins, hold together the pan and the lid and shake the pot.  Shake often throughout the popping process. This will help ensure that the sugar doesn’t burn the pan and the popcorn.
  • Once finished popping remove the lid and salt again to taste. Use a large spoon to stir the popcorn. You don’t want the sugar to burn you. Pour in the bacon and maple mixture. Toss together and serve.