Popcorn & Truffle Oil & Truffle Salt
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?
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;
Can't believe I just stumbled on this thread. There is a steakhouse I enjoy here in New Brunswick, NJ (Steak 85) and while it is an excellent restaurant, one of the biggest draws for me was the popcorn at the bar. This is an upscale/high end steakhouse, not your Ground-Round of the 70's so popcorn was a somewhat odd choice when I first saw it being served in porcelain bowls on the bar.
Well after I took my first handful tossed it into my mouth I was hooked. Some kind of garlicy, parmesan, olive oil, salt pepper and parsley combination brought this popcorn to a whole new level. Always a little embarrassed to ask "How do you make your popcorn", I just silently enjoyed for several years now.
On a recent trip I brought my 20 year old daughter with me, and I had her try the pop corn, not being very shy she asked the waitress how they made it, much to my surprise this was the secret recipe;
Salt & Pepper
That's it. I don't have measurements and I have since been diagnosed with diabetes, although I did buy some truffle oil just for this purpose. It is absolutely delicious!! Give it a try!
I think truffle oil is an abomination (just me and Tony Bourdain's personal opinions), but black truffle salt is amazing on popcorn (and pasta and many other things).