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Garlic-Parmesan Popcorn

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield 20 cups
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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 73
  • fat 4 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • protein 2 g
  • carbohydrate 7 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 7 mg
  • sodium 97 mg

How to Make It

  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
Also appeared in: All You, January, 2009;