Thursday, May 13, 2010
White Truffle Popcorn
I've mentioned this popcorn before, Jonah's at Whale Beach showcased this fantabulous idea at Taste of Sydney earlier on in the year and I haven't been able to get it out my mind ever since. The scent of buttery truffles seemed to have wiggled it's way into my subconsious whispering "maaaake meeeeeeeeeee or elseeeeee" so for once I listened to the voices in my head and truffle buttered the hell out of some popcorn.
Truffles are something that you either love so much you could drench everything you eat with it, or something you absolutely can't stand. Ed think's it smells like detergent, (I nearly fainted when I heard that little remark). I was lucky enough to be given some fresh black truffles from work - aparently no on else wanted them? - I happily tucked them inside my lunchbox and whisked them off home to experiment with a plethora of dishes; Black Truffle and Mushroom Risotto, Truffled Butter Beans with Grilled Snapper and finally this popcorn (using white truffle oil instead of the fresh black ones), all of which I will post at a later date. For now you can all chow down on an incredibly morish pre-dinner snack, and FYI it does NOT smell or taste like detergent, it smells like heaven.
White Truffle Popcorn:
Inspired by Jonah's at Whale Beach (although I just made up the recipe)
25g unsalted butter
1 tablespoon white truffle oil
3/4 cup popping corn kernels
Melt half the butter with half the truffle oil in a large pan over medium heat. When the butter has melted, pour in the popping corn and put the lid on. Keep the lid on until the kernels have stopped popping (about 3 mins) and pour into a heat proof bowl. Melt the remainder of the butter in a pan and mix with the remaining truffle oil. Pour over popcorn and stir to coat with a wooden spoon. Add sea salt to taste and serve.