Elevate basic buttered popcorn with a drizzle of truffle oil
Popcorn is very good on its own, and a few tablespoons of plain melted butter can make it irresistible. However, the truffle oil elevates the whole experience. When you add truffle oil to popcorn, it gives it a whole new flavor. Not only will you taste delicious popcorn; You can also pick up the scent of truffles through your nose and the back of your throat.
Truffle oil is made simply by soaking pieces of fresh truffles in the oil for some time and straining the truffles away to leave the flavored oil behind. You can purchase many types of commercially manufactured truffle oil, including bottled ones made from white truffles and black truffles. White truffles are usually more expensive and have a lighter aroma with notes of onion and garlic. Black truffles have earthy, aromatic notes, and oils made from black truffles have a slightly stronger flavor. Keep this in mind when adding popcorn flavor, and use only a few drops.
If you have a bottle of truffle oil in your pantry, don’t replace it with butter at a 1-to-1 ratio. You don’t want to overdo it; A little truffle essence is all you need. If you accidentally go and add too much oil, grab a little extra popcorn and add it to the truffle to distribute the flavor.