Have I ever mentioned that I’m a self-proclaimed popcorn connoisseur? Well…ok, maybe not a true connoisseur, but I pop a lot of it, eat a lot of it and love a lot of it. There’s not a tastier snack than warm fresh popped corn simply tossed with salt and butter. And I do know that not all popcorns are created equal. And really, can you watch a movie without popcorn? Heck no!
I came by my love of popcorn honestly. My father’s favorite evening snack was a bowl of popcorn, a sliced apple and some Colby cheese. He popped it himself on the stovetop in his favorite popcorn popping skillet. Which come to think of it was also my mother’s favorite fried chicken skillet.
I’ve always popped corn in a skillet. It’s easy enough to do, just add 3 T. oil and 1/2 cup popcorn and put a lid on it. When it starts to pop, grab the handle, get a tight grip on to the lid and shake the devil out of it until there are no more kernels popping. Then pick out the old maids. Thanks to my friend Vickie, who a few years ago filled me in on the Whirley Pop popcorn maker. I placed my order immediately and the rest is history. It practically lives on my stove-top and it pops corn like a pro. It’s quick and is the best and easiest way to make a great bowl of popcorn. With it’s unique spin technology, it keeps the corn turning and popping with uniformity. I challenge you to find more than a couple old maids. This is not a sponsored post, I just love my Whirley Pop.
Looking for a new popcorn flavor combo? Just toss fresh warm popcorn with browned butter and parmesan. Delicious. The brown butter adds a great nutty flavor and the parmesan is salty and savory adding up to a great snack.
- 3 T. oil
- ½ C. popcorn kernels
- 3 T. unsalted butter
- 6 T. grated Parmesan
- ¼ t. salt
- Place oil and popcorn in your Whirley Pop popcorn maker or pan. Pop and place in a large bowl.
- Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Swirl or stir the butter with a wooden spoon as it starts to foam and sputter. Remove the butter from the heat as soon as it begins to turn golden brown and smells nutty, about 1 minute.
- Drizzle the butter over the popcorn. Sprinkle with the Parmesan and salt and toss well.
Brown Butter and Parmesan Popcorn …It’s what’s for a Snack.