What Is Kettle Corn?


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Kettle corn is popcorn that is seasoned with salt, sugar and oil. Kettle corn is traditionally cooked in an open kettle or a Dutch oven and is often sold at fairs, flea markets and festivals.

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Kettle corn has a slightly-sweet and salty flavor. It is similar to other flavored popcorn, such as caramel corn, but the flavor is more subtle and not as sweet. Kettle corn can be cooked without a kettle by seasoning plain popcorn with sugar or honey and then adding salt, but this method cannot duplicate the texture of corn cooked in a kettle. Kettle corn is available in a microwavable form that is available at grocery stores.

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