Have you ever been to a state fair and enjoyed the kettle corn? Most people think it is outstanding. That’s why you might want to consider a kettle corn fundraiser.
There may be companies out there that sell kettle corn for fundraising. I am not sure. But I did find some recipes where you can make your own kettle corn to sell. Like all other cooking recipes, there should be adult supervision and great care taken if you want to cook kettle corn. That is especially true because of the hot oil needed to cook with.
Here are the main ingredients you will need:
- 1/4 cup corn oil
- 1/4 cup popcorn
- 1/4 cup sugar
Start with an adequate sized pot. You will need to have a lid. Pour in enough of the corn oil to cover about 1/8th of an inch on the bottom of the pot. Be careful to not use too much oil. The popcorn will absorb quite a bit of oil and too much will ruin the taste and texture you are looking for.
Place enough of the popcorn in the pot so that there is a single layer at the bottom of the pot. Turn the heat on medium-high heat. Keep an eye on the popcorn. This is a critical step in getting your kettle corn just right.
When you see the popcorn beginning to move around but before it starts to pop pour the sugar in evenly across the top of the popcorn. Put the cover back on the pot and shake the pot back and forth. If you have ever cooked Jiffy Pop Popcorn you had to make this same motion.
You are doing that to evenly distribute the heat and make sure all the popcorn is in the oil and sugar mixture. When you feel the popcorn is mostly popped remove the top and lightly salt the popcorn. Make sure you do not overcook the popcorn because some of it will tend to burn and not only is it no edible it will also smell bad.
There will be some popcorn kernels that will not pop. Do not worry about those. They will naturally tend to drop to the bottom of the container you put the kernel corn in any way. Remove the popcorn from the pot as soon as you have popped the majority of the kernels to stop the cooking process and make sure you do not burn what you have just cooked.
There are many different recipes available but this is the easiest way we know to cook your kettle corn fundraiser.