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Thread: Kettle Corn

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    This is made with a hand crank popper. I found mine at a church yard sale for $1.00 (new they go for $30.00). I've since bought 2 more (for kids) for $2.00 and $3.00.

    Important....Spray crank type popcorn popper with Pam

    1 1/2 T veg oil
    1/2 cup popcorn kernels
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/2 tsp. kosher salt

    Place first 3 ingredients in popper. Cook over med-high heat rapidly turning crank. Once kernels begin to pop reduce heat to low and continue cranking till popping stops. Place in bowl and sprinkle with salt.

    Enjoy.

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    thanks that is so cool, do you have a picture of your popcorn popper, would love to find one, as I love going to antique stores, flea markets and rummage sale

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    I don't have a picture of it and can't find the camera but it's from Norpro and says "hand-crank popcorn popper" It's a 4 quart capacity popper. It has a wooden handle. Yard sales and thrift stores are good places to find them. Guess no one wants to crank for their popcorn. The three that I have bought were brand new and in the box.

    The box is red and white.

    Happy hunting.

    Lynn

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    I havn't seen a hand crank popper in a long time....

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    This is so good! I've had a crank one for years. Makes great popcorn! You can find the crank-style at Target.

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    There is also one called the Whirly Popper, hand crank. Bought at a Farm & Fleet store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    thanks that is so cool, do you have a picture of your popcorn popper, would love to find one, as I love going to antique stores, flea markets and rummage sale
    DITTO

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    I have a black hand crank popper my Dad gave me years ago . Makes the best corn, We just recently bought a new stove for the cabin which has a glass top and this popper leaves a mess on the stove top - burnt oil. What do you use to clean the stove with. I have been using Cerma Bryte or razor blade.

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    http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...roogle_df&LNM=|B00004SU35&CPNG=kitchen&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=B00004SU35&ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001

    I think I got mine at Lehmans many years ago, but I have seen them other places, too.

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    I have done the same thing in the Stir Crazy popcorn popper. I have found them at yard sales and thrift stores. You add everything at once and wipe it out with a paper towel when done. Has worked for years and doesn't hurt the popper. Best if you turn it into a metal or glass bowl instead of the plastic bowl/top provided with the popper as the sugar will be hot enough to warp the plastic. Ann in TN

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    Thank you for the recipe!

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    Good question about the cleaning of a glass top range. My stove (came with house) must be 30 years old (it has the wide elect. elements). I'm putting in a glass stove top. Does that mean I can't have kettle corn any more? There's another stove out in the pantry. I've only used it once. I may have to keep that one just for my corn....ha ha

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    I have a stir crazy popcorn popper and use it to make kettle corn. Only problem is that eventually the plastic top cracks from the heat. We've gone through several of these poppers. I tried contacting the company about the problem but they were less than helpful. Love kettle corn so I'll see if I can find your kind of popper.

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    Love it.

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    I've made this recipe a lot and everyone loves it! Quick to make, even quicker to eat.

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    They have the hand crank ones at The popcorn Factory in Shipshewana, but they are very expensive brand new. Craftybear, it sounds like something to keep looking for while you're shopping those antique stores or garage sales.

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    If I don't have kettle corn on hand, I microwave a bag of lite popcorn, put 1 T of soft butter over the popped corn , push it down into the middle of the hot popcorn and push it around with a spoon. Then I sprinkle 1 packet of Splenda in the bag. Shake well. Tastes great. I may have defeated the purpose of buying lite popcorn and then adding real butter, but I needed something to help the sweetner stick. If you melt the butter and then pour on, you get some of the popcorn too wet. When there's a will, there's a way. :-D

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    That sounds good. Is it too early for popcorn?

    Lynn

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