Buttery Truffled Popcorn

Buttery Truffled Popcorn

This one is for when you’re in a rush and need a quick beer snack for (very welcomed) unexpected guests.

Popcorn is an excellent beer snack, and it doesn’t have to be dull or boring. Add melted butter and a few drops of truffle oil and make your popcorn a world-class snack. Decadent popcorn you won’t be able to stop eating.

This one is fine for Belgian-style beer, wheat beer and blond ales.

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Receipe

This fancy popcorn from Outstanding Chef winner Patrick O’Connell is so delicious you’ll want to make enough to last beyond the end credits. O’Connell’s secret is adding a pinch of sugar to bring out the rich truffle flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels, popped
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons good quality truffle oil
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1 small fresh white or black truffle (optional)

Method

Place the popcorn in a large bowl; add the butter and truffle oil and toss to coat. Add the cheese, parsley, and sugar and season with salt and pepper; toss to combine. Grate truffle over popcorn just before serving, if desired.

Yield

6 to 8 servings

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