Lose the greasy, butter popcorn sauce and put a spin on this movie-time mainstay with garlic and parmesan.
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
How to Make It
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.
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.
Pour butter-garlic mixture over popcorn, sprinkle with Parmesan and cayenne and toss to coat. Season with salt and serve.
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This is lovely, though I have to substitute vegan margarine and Pecorino Romano due to a sever allergy to cow milk. I also don't bother with the extra oil and mess of stove top popping - I use either my old popper-bowl (a big bowl with a vented lid for use in the microwave) or a clean brown paper bag and nuke it - fast and much less mess.
A better ratio of oil to kernels is 3 T oil for 1/3 C kernels. The pot should be such a size that the kernels just about cover the bottom, and are themselves covered in the oil. Otherwise, there may be scorching.
I often add olive oil to the melted butter/garlic mixture, and sprinkle salad herbs over the corn. Sprinkle salad or dipping herbs, too.
This was really good, but 1 cup of unpopped popcorn is too much..you need a really large pot (and the strength to "vigorously slide it back and forth"). I used the biggest one I had and it didn't fit so I ended up burning the bottom.
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