Maple Bacon Kettle Corn

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Things that I’m really good at:

cooking bacon, eating popcorn, writing on graph paper, text messaging, and typing simple equations into my calculator.

Things that I really suck at:

math.

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I already have a serious problem with kettle corn.

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A few months back I ate only kettle corn for a week straight.

You think I’m kidding.  I’m not.

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Now I’ve gone and cooked the kettle corn in bacon fat and added crisp bacon bits and maple syrup.

This can’t end well.

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It will surely end with one sticky computer.

Oh well.?

Maple Bacon Kettle Corn

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4 slices bacon, cooked, fat reserved

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1/2 cup corn kernels

1/4 cup cooking fat (use the reserved bacon fat and extra olive or vegetable oil to make 1/4 cup of popcorn cooking fat)

3 Tablespoons sugar

1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons salt (depending on your taste)

Cook off bacon until brown and crisp.  Set aside to cool.  Once cool, chop into small bits and toss with maple syrup.

Carefully measure out the hot bacon grease.  If you don’t have 1/4 cup of fat, add some vegetable or canola oil to make 1/4 cup of oil for cooking the popcorn.

In a large pan 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 popping to begin.

Once the popping begins, use two good pot holders the hold together the pan and the lid and shake the pot.  Feel free to take the pot off the flame to give it a good shake.  Just be careful and then return the pot to the flame.  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 with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon more salt.  Use a large spoon to stir the popcorn.  You don’t want the hope sugar to burn you.  Pour in the bacon and maple mixture.  Toss together and serve.

129 thoughts on “Maple Bacon Kettle Corn

  1. We are one step away from “Pig Candy,” as done by the Sweet Potato Queens. Thick sliced bacon covered in dark brown sugar and broiled in the oven. Break it up and eat it out of a brown paper lunch bag.

    TJ

  2. Now you’re talking my language fluently! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, can you hear the pitter patter of my feet running to the grocery store for bacon (ahem, yes I did just finish a cleanse, and bacon is a no no, but this is just too yummy scrummy not to try).

  3. i want some. PRONTO. i’ve had bacon brain for a week (and that means “more than usual” bacon brain). time has been the only thing holding me back from making bacon pancakes which i adore. maybe i’ll have bacon pancakes for dinner & maple bacon kettle corn for dessert. ;o)

  4. I’ve started buying bacon by the slice at my local butcher to avoid having it on hand… so much for that plan. I’m contemplating a bacon kettle corn and multivitamin diet at the moment.

    Adam
    lickmyspoon.com

  5. You know, I was cooking bacon and french toast last week and for some reason telling my husband about how much Joy the Baker loves bacon. I think this proves my point. :)

    Is it weird to hear that your readers talk about you like a real-life friend? Sorry, I can’t help it!

  6. Are you kidding me???? Why hasn’t someone though of this sooner! Oh how I love me some Bacon and Kettle Corn! I could live on it for a week as well. Wow, just Wow!

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