Kettle Corn

1/4 cup ghee or vegetable oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/4 cup sugar
fine grain sea salt


Heat ghee over medium heat until melted. Add three popcorn kernels, cover with a lid and wait and listen until all three kernels have popped. Add the rest of the popcorn kernels, shake to distribute then sprinkle sugar evenly over the kernels. Cover with lid and listen for popping. As soon as the kernels start to pop, shake pot gently back and forth over the burner, lifting it up and shaking from time to time, until the popping slows to every 2 to 3 seconds. As soon as the popping slows, remove pan from heat and immediately dump kernels into a large bowl. Sprinkle lightly with salt and toss with a wooden spoon. Taste, and add more salt if desired. Serve immediately.