Tuesday, April 2, 2013

POPCORN with Truffles and Cheese

It's always handy to have packaged popcorn ready to microwave.  But it's also handy to have popcorn ready to make on your own and add what you want to flavor it with. It makes more popcorn!

One of my favorite versions is truffled and cheese popcorn with melted butter.  (If observing your diet, you may skip the butter - but it's a good treat to have it)

The popcorn above is so easy to make.  The gadget to make the always perfect popcorn can be ordered through Amazon right here on the right hand side column.  You don't even have to go outside and get it.

The ingredients I use to make my favorite popcorn are:  cheese (I used the freshly grated Parmesan or Parmaggiano cheese), truffle oil, and any popcorn condiment for salt or very fine salt made for popcorn, and melted butter.  (Not shown, truffle salt and melted butter)
Above is my old popcorn popper that I pulled out of the cabinet..  You can order one mailed to you.
Follow the instructions of your popcorn maker and catch it in a large bowl as it tends to expand.  A little measuring cup makes a lot of popcorn.

Immediately sprinkle it with MELTED BUTTER (the amount is up to you), popcorn seasoning if you don't have ultra fine salt for popcorn, 1/3 cup or more if you wish of parmesan cheese and dribble your truffled oil till you get the strength of flavor in your popcorn. (Sometimes, I add about 3/4 cup of parmessan cheese and skip the truffle flavor for another version)

You can also use truffle salt instead of popcorn seasoning and popcorn fine salt to heighten the truffle flavor.

Mix these ingredients in very well.  If you like truffles, you can finish up this entire bowl yourself.  We were 3 when we ate this one serving of freshly popped corn!

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