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.