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Mar 19, 2010 03:53 PM

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?

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  1. 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;

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    1. re: Chef Cordelia

      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.


      1. re: RicRios

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

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

      1. 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.