Garlic parmesan popcorn
We are huge fans of popcorn around here, and you may have noticed that I’ve posted a few recipes for flavored popcorn on this blog over the past few months. Plain ole’ movie theater popcorn with lots of butter and salt is tops in my book, but I like to see what I can do with my hot air popcorn too. (So far, the cinnamon popcorn is absolutely my favorite. No contest!) But this garlic parmesan popcorn is pretty good too. I wouldn’t want to sit and eat a whole bowl full all by myself… not that I’ve ever been known to do that or anything.
All right. Yes, I can easily eat a whole giant bowl of popcorn all by myself. I may have a time or two. But really, I don’t think I could do it with this one. This is the kind of popcorn you share with someone. And preferably someone who really likes Parmesan cheese, because it’s definitely the focus here.
Recipe: Garlic Parmesan Popcorn
2/3 c. unpopped popcorn
3 Tbsp. butter
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. chili powder
sprinkling of kosher salt, optional (The cheese gives the popcorn plenty of salty flavor, so if you might want to taste it before adding salt.)
Pop the popcorn using whatever method you like, or use a bag of microwave popcorn. While popcorn is popping, melt butter in a small saucepan. When butter is nearly all melted, toss in minced garlic and cook on low for about a minute. In a small bowl, mix cheese and chili powder. Once the popcorn is done, pour it into a large bowl and pour the butter mixture over it. Toss lightly. Sprinkle the cheese mixture on and toss to coat. You can eat it now, but to make it crunchier and bring out the flavor of the cheese, I poured my popcorn onto a baking sheet and baked it at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.