I had a craving for something sweet & salty the other night- Popcorn is always an easy fix. If you are part of gen-Y or later you probably are unaware that you can make this delicious snack on your stove top and completely customize the flavors! That’s right sans-microwave popcorn my friends!!!
You can buy the plain kernels in the popcorn aisle (shocker), and all you need is a little oil and a large pot with a lid.
I’ve experimented with many different flavors over the years, my old standby favorite is simple olive oil with salt and pepper, & sometimes a little Tony Chachere’s too. But this time I was in to mood for decadence and the stars in my pantry were aligned for the most indulged treat I have every allowed myself. I have four words for you- DUCK FAT, TRUFFLES, & HONEY.
Truffle Honey Popcorn
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1 tbs canola or vegetable oil
2-3 tbs duck fat
2-3 tbs unsalted butter
In a large pot set to medium heat warm up the popcorn kernels in any unflavored oil will duevegetable oil. Make sure the lid is on tight, and give it a shake every few seconds to move around the kernels. In about 90 seconds they will begin to pop.
Shake the pot constantly while on the stove to keep the kernels moving. When the popping slows down and eventually stops you are done.
Remove the pot from heat source and add the duck fat and butter to the hot pot of popcorn, toss to melt the butter and coat everything. Then finish with a sprinkling of truffle salt and a drizzle of sweet honey.
Serve and eat immediately.