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Kettle Corn

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Kettle Corn


Oil for popping
1/2 cup popcorn (unpopped)
3 T. sugar
Salt to taste


Add just enough oil to cover the bottom of a medium-size pot and heat. Add the popcorn and sprinkle the sugar on top. Cover the pot with a lid and shake vigorously and continuously over the burner until the popping stops. Add salt to taste and serve immediately.

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