We LOVE popcorn in our house. But this one is a special treat. I don't make it real often, but save it for special occasions, like holidays and family gatherings. Or when someone begs me to make it, just because. Don't you just love that sweet / salty combo? This one really hits the mark for that! And it's super easy.
1/2 cup white popping corn
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 stick butter, melted
Gather your supplies so they will be handy. You'll need a long handled wooden spoon. Set your popcorn bowl near the stove. Measure out your sugar into a scoop or bowl, or some kind of container, and keep it sitting right near the stove, where you can reach it quick. Heat enough oil in the bottom of your favorite popcorn popping pan, to cover the bottom of the pan. Pour in the popcorn and let it "fry" for a few minutes, stirring it occasionally. AS SOON AS the first kernel pops, dump in the sugar and start stirring it with the wooden spoon. The sugar will stop the popping action, but don't be alarmed. Keep stirring the popcorn and sugar mixture until it begins to pop again. Place the lid on, and let it continue to pop. Give the pan a good shake here and there to keep the sugar from staying in one place and burning. AS SOON as the popping slows to a near stop, dump the popcorn out into the bowl. Pour the 1/2 stick of melted butter over the top and give it a good stir or shake to coat it evenly. Sprinkle lightly with salt and ENJOY!