1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/3 cup sugar
You will need a large pot with a lid and two big oven mitts to shake the pot.
Mix sugar and popcorn in bowl. Set aside.
Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add popcorn and sugar giving it a quick stir and then cover with lid. Once popcorn starts popping, pick it up and give it a quick shake every few seconds until popping slows down, between 3-4 minutes. Remove immediately from heat and pour into a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately. Do not make the mistake of removing the pot from heat without transferring to a bowl. Due to the high heat of the pot, if you don’t transfer the popcorn it will caramelize and perhaps burn. *Also, do not attempt to make a batch of this in a dutch oven. I made a second batch thinking it would work and it caramelized too quickly and burned.