1/3 cup olive oil
2/3 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Heat the oil in an 8-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the popcorn and cook, shaking occasionally, 2 minutes.
- Add the sugar, salt, and black pepper, cover and cook, shaking often, until popcorn begins to pop.
- Continue cooking, shaking constantly to keep sugar from burning, until popping slows.
- Remove from the heat and immediately pour into a large bowl.