Garlic-Parmesan Popcorn

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Lose the greasy, butter popcorn sauce and put a spin on this movie-time mainstay with garlic and parmesan.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt

Preparation

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  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add garlic and cook 1 minute, stirring, then remove saucepan from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Warm vegetable oil in a large, deep pot with a tight-fitting lid over high heat. When oil is hot, add unpopped popcorn, cover pot, and cook 1 minute. Vigorously slide pot back and forth over burner until popcorn begins to pop. Continue cooking and shaking pot until popping subsides, about 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat and transfer popcorn to large serving bowl.
  3. Pour butter-garlic mixture over popcorn, sprinkle with Parmesan and cayenne and toss to coat. Season with salt and serve.
Fresh Start for Spring,
May 2014

Also featured in: All You, January 2009

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 73
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 7g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 7mg
  • Sodium: 97mg