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Popcorn & Truffle Oil & Truffle Salt

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bowmgbo Mar 19, 2010 03:53 PM

I've recently started making popcorn. Today I flavored it with butter, white truffle oil, parmesan, salt.

My friend has been urging me to switch from salt to truffle salt.

My question is: the truffle oil I use is white truffle oil. The truffle salt I see in the store is black truffle salt. Is there a contraindication or is it a-okay to use white truffle oil with black truffle salt.

Also . . . anyone have other rockin' ideas for flavoring popcorn?

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    virtualguthrie Mar 26, 2010 07:49 PM

    Out here in California nutritional yeast is a traditional topping along with butter and salt. I'm a fan of mixing Tapatio hot sauce in with the butter.

    1. LA Buckeye Fan Mar 26, 2010 12:08 PM

      I make my popcorn with butter, salt, truffle oil and chives.

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        Chef Cordelia Mar 26, 2010 12:12 AM

        Be not afraid to mix black and white truffles! I'm a big fan of truffle salt - it's great on popcorn, scrambled eggs, egg salad, potato salad, french fries, simple chicken breast, pizza, anything with mushrooms, etc... There's also a truffle honey out there, which is amazing with goat cheese or blue cheese. If you like spicy, I have a friend who swears by sriracha chili sauce mixed with melted butter on her popcorn.

        I make a bacon truffle caramel popcorn - check out my sight if you're interested;
        http://www.chefcordelia.com/Popcorn.html

         
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          RicRios Mar 26, 2010 05:07 PM

          Chef Cordelia,

          I hope you're aware the "truffle" aroma in the products you mention has no relation whatsoever with real truffles. Actually, you're ingesting 2,4-dithiapentane, a 100% synthetic chemical.

          http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/16/din...

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            Chef Cordelia Apr 5, 2010 02:35 AM

            Yes, I am aware. I was going to have my label read "Bacon 2,4-Dithiapentane Caramel Popcorn," but it just didn't fit :)

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