Kettle Corn Potatoes

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Baked not fried, the humble potato gets a delicious (and healthy!) makeover for a flavour lovers dream! Sweet, salty and a little bit of spice, these kettle corn baked potatoes are paleo, gluten free, vegan, dairy free and are the perfect side for your picnic and are even delicious grilled!

Kettle Corn Baked and Grilled Potatoes- Baked not fried, the humble potato gets a delicious (and healthy!) makeover for a flavour lovers dream! Sweet, salty and a little bit of spice, these kettle corn baked potatoes are paleo, gluten free, vegan, dairy free and are the perfect side for your picnic and are even delicious grilled! @thebigmansworld-

I professed my love for potatoes before.

I professed my love for potatoes by eating a kilo of them in a day.

I professed my love for potatoes by eating 7 kilos in 7 days.

I also recently professed my love for kettle corn by combining them in these no bake Kettle Corn Granola Bars.


After the wholeArman challenge, several readers asked whether I was sick of potatoes. That, my friends, would never happen. Potatoes are the one vegetable you will always find in my pantry. Similar to eggs, when there are less than 4 left, it may or may not result in borderline emergency status.

Australia prides itself on it’s variety of ‘white’ potatoes it has available- I’m not choosy. As long as it’s not sweet or not low carb potatoes (Seriously. Remember that post?) I’m a happy camper!

My go to method of potatoes at night is basic- coat them in garlic olive oil, salt and pepper and chuck in the oven. During food prep, I usually would make a cold version usually in the form of a salad like this one. However, it was time to try and embrace the sweet and salty flavour combination I love- and who says it can’t be used with actual baked potatoes as opposed to potato chips or popcorn? I mentioned on Monday last week of a potato recipe I served up at brunch and here is numero uno!


With a short ingredient list and barely any prep required- impress your friends like I did with the most delicious twist on the humble potato- I’ve had them for dinner, served them for breakfast with eggs and even found a way to merge the two- more on that to come! Do yourselves a favour and give your potatoes this makeover.

It’s a party of the senses- sweet, salty, savoury, sexy.

Wait, what?

Gluten Free Kettle Corn Baked Potatoes 


Kettle Corn Potatoes

A sweet and salty twist on the classic baked potato- add this delicious combination which pairs perfectly with all kinds of meals!
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Servings: 4
Author: Arman


  • 1 kg potatoes chopped into wedges
  • 2 tablespoon gluten free flour separated (Sub coconut flour for paleo)*
  • ¼ cup coconut oil separated
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coconut palm sugar (
  • 1 teaspoon mixed herbs optional


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Cook the potatoes in the microwave or in a pot of boiling water until firm yet tender. Set aside.
  • Coat a large, deep baking pan with 2 tablespoons of the coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of the gluten free flour and rub pan to ensure it is evenly covered.
  • In a large bowl, add the potatoes with the remaining flour and oil and stir to combine. Add the salt, smoked paprika and sugar and rub into the potatoes until fully incorporated.Add the seasoned potatoes to the baking dish and roughly shake it up to cover evenly.
  • Bake in the oven for 40 minutes, turning halfway through. Serve immediately.


I used this particular gluten free flour blend because one of the flours in it lends itself to a sweeter flavour- thus reducing the amount of sugar needed.
For optimum crispy potatoes, serve potatoes the same day as baked. You can make them ahead of time, but ensure you reheat them in the oven.
Leftover potatoes work really well in this salad.
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!

For a sweet potato version, check this out!

What is one food which you ALWAYS have in the pantry?

What is one food you ALWAYS have in the fridge?

Are you picky with your potatoes?


100 thoughts on “Kettle Corn Potatoes

  1. One item ALWAYS in pantry? Granola bars. In my refrigerator? Fruit of some sort..usually grapes or berries.

    1. Oh man, I can’t wait for the weather to heat up to have grapes and berries.

      Remember this comment in 6 months time when I cry how hot it is.

  2. Mmm potatoes. So cool that you managed to make them taste like kettlecorn! Definitely going to be trying this out. Seeing as I have potatoes multiple times per week and I have all the ingredients on hand, it should be pretty easy.

    I always have almond butter in my pantry. And I always have like 10 jars of jams and preserves in my fridge – I think they’ve been sitting there for the past 10 years haha.

    1. YES- my potato brother (sister?).

      I have newfound respect that you call those jam and preserves and NOT jelly.

  3. I’m with you – I could eat potatoes all day, every day and never get sick of them! I think it’s an Australian thing… too many summers of living off hot chips haha

  4. Holy moly. These are some seriously creative taters. Kettle corn is like my favorite thing ever, as in I eat like the entire bag whenever I buy it so I literally never buy it. These could be life-changing. Like they change people’s lives. #meangirls #fetch

  5. I always have onions, avocado and yogurt. I am obsessed with onions and I will seriously sautee some and just eat them with nothing else. Avocados is another thing I could it on its own or in a dish. And, I gotta have yogurt to add to smoothies or to eat with fruit and granola. I am picky about sweet potatoes–I don’t like them overcooked and mushy.

    1. True story- growing up, my mum made this thick soup where she would fry onions to add on top- I used to eat them before putting in on the soup and she’d have to make more and I’d eat it again. and again.

  6. Uhhh is this real life? It can’t be. Im still dreaming, right?
    Holy frack dude, way to get me drooling over potatoes at 6am. Potatoes are literally one of my favorite foods, but then you go and kettle corn flavor them? Gimme!!

    1. Potatoes at 6am is totally acceptable…well they should be, seeing as I’ve been noshing on them then 😉

  7. Always in my pantry — almond butter. Always in my fridge — Greek yogurt. Add bananas to that list and I could probably survive forever 😀 And these potatoes… holy.gerbils where do you come up with these combos!? This is all sorts of brilliant.

    1. Now you made your own, it’s probably all over the kitchen top too…and spoons.

      Next time you make potatoes (which better be tonight)- kettle corn em’ up!

  8. THIS IS UNREAL. I don’t really care for kettle corn popcorn (please don’t hate me) but I would LOVE it on a potato! I cannot get enough of these starchy tubers and I always have some around my house too. My pantry ALWAYS has chocolate and crackers, and my fridge always has nut butter, dates, and a fuckton of veggies.

    1. That’s okay- as long as you’re not hating on the WHITE potato- you get a hi 5 and a vegan twerk.

  9. I have to have PB in my pantry or else all hell breaks loose – haha! And I don’t like mushy fries. For me, the crispy bits are best! I am definitely pinning this recipe to make sometime soon. I can only imagine how delicious these are.

    1. Thanks, P. Oh peanut butter. There was one time I was so desperate, I legit ate crushed peanuts.

  10. This is so clever! I never would have thought to coat potatoes in flour…and while sweet potatoes have my heart, I don’t have anything against regular potatoes either 😉 Always in the fridge – eggs. I can’t handle not having any around. pantry staple – oats. And peanut/almond butter in some form or another.

    1. Eggs, oats and a nut butter- you’re pretty much set to make pancakes/oats/waffles. Genius.

      The flour gives them that classic ‘fish and chips’ style texture!

  11. I need to have more potatoes in my life. They are one of the few starches that are totally safe for my tummy and I love them. So why don’t I eat more of them? Well… because I’m kind of terrible at making them! I know, it’s shocking (not really). I think it’s just because I’m impatient, but I’m going to try this whole, throw them in the oven strategy. And if they taste like kettle corn, that is more than worth the wait!


      They do taste like kettle corn- it’s the combination of the flour, sugar and the method!

  12. I am never without almond butter, wild rice, Greek yogurt, fruit, spinach, almonds, and avocados.
    I am glad to see you are keeping up with your end of the deal to eat my share of potatoes. Rest assured, I am most definitely consuming your share of fruit (and then some.) Potatoes are my sister’s absolute favorite food (my theory is she got all the potato-liking genes so none were left for me) so I might make her these as a surprise.

    1. I will convert you. 3 years ago, someone didn’t eat seafood. 3 years from now- someone will be eating white potatoes.

  13. This is crazy insane… in a good way. How your mind creates stuff, I’ll never know, but I love it.

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