If you know me, you know I will always say yes to popcorn. It’s one of my favourite snacks. I could easily give myself a stomach ache from eating too much but it’d be worth it haha. I’m also not very picky when it comes to popcorn – I like it plain, with salt, cheesy, sweet and salty, sweet and spicy. Perfect for me, this Cinnamon Kettle Corn is right up my alley! (Just a reminder that this recipe, and all the other Thug Kitchen recipes that I’ve made can be found here).
I’ve actually never made kettle corn before so I was excited to try it out. When making any popcorn on the stove, you really have to make sure you are almost constantly shaking the pot so that nothing burns on the bottom. This is especially the case with kettle corn. Because you cook the popcorn with sugar, there is an increased risk of sticking and burning. I thought I did a pretty good job doing that but I still ended up with a couple burnt pieces. It wasn’t too bad though, and I was able to easily pick them out.
Once you have the full pot of sweet popped corn, you have to toss it with the seasoning (salt, cayenne, cinnamon). This has to be quick because as the popcorn cools down, the sugar will harden and the spices won’t stick. Just have to continue stirring the popcorn until it’s no longer sticky and the pieces aren’t all clumped together.
A few burnt pieces aside, this popcorn was delicious. I loved the sweet, salty and spicy flavours. The cinnamon was a really nice touch too, gave this popcorn a little hint of fall. If you didn’t want the spicy, you could easily just omit the cayenne pepper. I liked it though, because it balanced nicely with the sugar.
If you want to make your popcorn game a little stronger, try making this kettle corn 🙂 .