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A sweet popcorn treat :-)
Place the large pot on stove and turn the heat on high, add the oil to the pot. Heat oil till it gets very hot (not smoking). Ripples and veins will start to appear in the oil.
When the oil is hot, add the popcorn kernels then cover with lid. Watch for kernels to pop, once they start popping, turn the heat down to medium.
Carefully shake the pot occasionally to shake the unpopped popcorn kernels to the bottom of the pot and also helps prevent the popcorn from burning.
When the popcorn stops popping, remove pot from heat. Carefully remove the lid so you don't get hit with hot popping popcorn.
Pour the powdered sugar over top. Cover with lid and give the pot a shake to distribute the sugar.
Remove lid, add the both the brown and white sugars to the popcorn, cover with lid and shake it up again.
Put pot on stove again, low heat, to melt the sugar a bit, shake often. Cover with salt (to taste), shake pot again.
Pour popcorn into large serving bowl and sprinkle a bit more salt over top.
By Ann from Richland, WA
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Heat oil in medium sauce pan until very hot. Pour kernels into hot oil, and then sprinkle with sugar. Cover and shake gently, popping corn 1-2 minutes. When popping slows, remove from heat and pour popcorn into a large bowl. Salt to taste. Stir to keep from sticking.
An inexpensive and easy treat! Makes a great gift as well. For an added touch, place popcorn in a mason jar and tie with a bow.
By Jayme from Harrisonburg, VA
I make kettle corn at festivals. The trick I've noticed is to get the sugar and oil to melt completely before it pops. You want to get it to a point where you've almost browned the sugar, and not just have it melt and stick to the popcorn. It's tricky, because the sugar just loves to burn and stick to your pan.