Sorry my pics are so blurry...I had to use my cell ♥
What you will need:
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
salt to taste
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup veg oil
at least 3quart pan with lid (something you can put in dishwasher)
a larger pan or bowl
gather your ingredients because you have to move quickly
Measure out 1/4 cup sugar and place into a 1 cup measuring cup. Now, measure your 1/2 cup kernels and pour into the measuring cup holding the sugar so that the sugar is on bottom and kernels on top. This allows you to work quickly and avoid burns.
Put the 1/4 cup of oil into your pan along with 3 kernels and place on burner. Set temp to mid-high depending on your stove...a little lower is better than higher.
Place lid on your pan and listen for the 3 kernels to pop...be careful...I was impatient and regretted it :) When you hear all 3 pops take off lid
Now quickly pour the popcorn/sugar into pan and place lid back on
Place pan on burner...now here is the tricky part... leave pan on burner for 3 seconds ...lift off burner and shake pan back and forth for 3 seconds...continue to do this...be patient...it takes a few minutes to start popping...it's better to go slow to avoid the sugar and popcorn burning to bottom.
Continue to shake and place on burner until popping significantly slows...remove from heat and let set on another burner until all popping stops.
Now, pour popcorn into a larger bowl or pot and sprinkle with salt.
Take a wooden spoon and stir the salt in. As you stir break up pieces that are stuck together..this will also allow for the unpopped kernels to go to the bottom of pan.
Tastes best if you let it sit for just a few minutes and cool before eating
I had a lot of unpopped kernels the first time I made it...I just was not leaving it on burner long enough.