Homemade Popcorn

I’ve been on a make-at-home kick lately so I decided to make my favorite snack – Popcorn!

Popcorn is about the easiest (and cheapest) thing in the world to make yourself, just a little oil, kernels and any desired accoutrements.  For a salty snack, I decided to go simple with a truffle butter popcorn with sea salt.

Truffle Butter Popcorn w/ Sea Salt

4 TBSP Canola Oil
1 cup popcorn kernels
2.5 TBSP butter
.5 TBSP truffle oil
Sea Salt to taste

Put canola oil and kernels in a large sauce pan over medium heat.  Place a lid on the top, slightly cracked to let out the steam.  Kernels should start popping after about 5 minutes.  Don’t remove the lid because these little suckers fly.  A few shot across my kitchen as I tried to snap a photo.

While the popcorn is popping, microwave butter and truffle oil until the butter is melted and runny.  I like to give the pan a shake every now and again to make sure the unpopped kernels fall to the bottom of the pan.  As the pops slow down (less than 1 per second) remove the pan from the heat.  Some kernels may still pop at this point so watch out for flying popcorn.

Dump the freshly popped corn into a large bowl (you might need two).  Drizzle truffle butter over popcorn evenly, mixing with a large spoon.  Sprinkle with a bit of sea salt.

ENJOY!

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