Total Basset Case: Recipe : Truffle Stove Top Popcorn

Jan 22, 2014

Recipe : Truffle Stove Top Popcorn

Stove top popcorn is a favorite around our house.
Floyd may be even be a bigger fan of it than Mister and I, but it happens a lot around these parts.

It is super simple to make, cheap, quick and free of any yuck-ness (sorry microwave popcorn, you do not win in our house).
We have it a lot as a late night snack and I also, often, make extra batches for us to take to work as an afternoon snack.

This past week I had the genius idea to add a little truffle oil to our popcorn.
Holy. Delicious.
Katie and Derek know of my love for all things truffle oil and gave me a fabulous bottle for my birthday. 

Here's what you need to make your own.
Truffle oil (could be omitted for non truffle version)
Garlic salt (Trader Joe's grinder is amazing)
Canola oil
Salt
Pepper (not pictured)
Spray butter (optional/not pictured)

Step 1 : Cover the bottom of a large pan with oil.  Drop a couple kernels into the oil.  This is the point when Floyd comes bounding in the kitchen because he knows what that sound means. 
When those pop your oil is ready
Step 2: Cover the bottom of your pan with kernels.
Step 3: Put the lid on the pot, a little off to the side for airflow
Step 4: When pot gets full and there are about 3 seconds between the pops, take the pan off the heat and transfer to a bigger bowl.
Step 6: Drizzle oil (or butter) over the popcorn to coat it.
Step 7: Sprinkle garlic salt, salt and pepper all over popcorn and toss to coat.
Step 8: Enjoy! And try to keep Floyd away. 

Yum? Yum!
Do you ever make popcorn like this?

15 comments:

Kelly @ [Big Apple, Little Bites] said...

I love truffle oil. What a brilliant idea!

Kait said...

I've always wondered how you make stovetop popcorn. I'm totally buying a bag when I get back to Hawaii..this is genius!

Casey Ferri said...

Yummm. Drooling. Even over my coffee.

Sarah Tucker said...

Holy yum. I need to find some of this stuff!

Katie said...

I'm going to have to show Derek this. He would love it. Great idea!

Meg Cady said...

Yes yes yes. Yes yes yes. This is my favorite way to make popcorn!!

Kaliwood said...

TOO funny - I just posted about stove top popcorn yesterday! haha.. It's my new favorite! I'll have to try the truffle oil.

K

Caitlin said...

I was so excited to try this (I shockingly had all of the ingredients, which is a first for me like ever) but then realized my truffle oil had gone rancid! According to my dad, that is common. So don't try to save the truffle oil like I had been... use it generously and often! I'll give this a shot once I buy some more...

Elisabeth said...

Looks and sounds delicious! Can't wait to try this recipe.

Jordon said...

YUM! I have never made stovetop, but I didn't realize it was so easy. I think I can definitely handle this!

Chelsea Edwards said...

I need to try this with the truffle oil a friend got me. Also, could we just discuss how much better all foods taste when you use quality oil? I've gotten really spoiled with good oil lately, but had to get some cheap stuff from the grocery store when I ran out. It tasted so horrible on my salad after all the really good oil I've used. Check out the Olive Press though. They're based in Napa. They've got some really great stuff (orange oil with fig balsamic on a salad is phenomenal). Clearly I should get a sticker or a cookie for my ability to ramble endlessly about oil! :)

Lisa @ Two Martinis said...

Can you believe that Tim doesn't like truffle oil/anything with truffle in it?! I was just telling him the other day that I wanted to make popcorn with truffle oil instead of regular oil and I got totally shut down. It's hard to be me sometimes, it really is.

Kelsey Lenay said...

Mmm sounds so good! Can we talk about how I just realized you live in Cinci? I noticed when I saw that you follow Taste of Belgium on twitter, haha. Yay for another Ohio blogger!

Xo, Kelsey

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

My parents make popcorn that way and I love it! Then I forget I can make it at home like that :-) The truffle oil is a perfect addition! May have to make that this weekend. Thanks for the recipe!

Louise@FitRadiance said...

I've never got round to making my own popcorn (crazy right?!) It looks so simple and great for snacking :) Must give it a go!