Step 1: Gathering Ingredients
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
Step 2: Cooking the Kernels
2) Heat until the popcorn kernels start popping. Once the 3 popcorn kernels have popped, dump the 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels in heated oil. Stir to coat the kernels with oil. Immediately add your 1/4 cup of sugar to the pot and stir.
3) Cover pot with lid and using a pot holder, vigorously shake the pot to avoid the popcorn and sugar from sticking to the bottom. While you may open the lid and stir the popcorn, this is not so safe, because the popcorn might jump out of the pan and hit you, causing burns. Set pot down every once in a while to allow it to cook. Shake every so often.
4) Popcorn is done cooking when there's a 3-second interval in the popping noise. Turn off stove and remove from heat.
5) Transfer to a mixing bowl and sprinkle salt as desired.