You might have seen me over on Instagram late last week taking some time out for a little magazine inspiration. I’m super sad to see summer come to an end, but as I find new pins for our Halloween and Pumpkin boards I’ve started getting really excited about cooler days and a slower pace around here. Magazines are such a great way to get a little me time in- since they’re always ahead of each season, you can find new recipes and tips and styles for the coming months. There was SO much to learn in these two issues- I’ve got a list of recipe ideas longer than you’d imagine!
Still, when I found a popcorn feature in my copy of Real Simple® full of simple and tasty popcorn recipes, I knew I needed to join in on the fun. This Brown Butter Parmesan Popcorn is warm and flavorful- a perfect snack for me time reading magazines in the evening or watching a little football. (I mean, we all relax in our own way, right? Plus, the Raiders won yesterday… :))
Browning butter can sound scary, but it really isn’t too difficult! The best tip I have for you is to not get too far away from the stove, the butter will burn quicker than you might think.
To start, throw your butter in a saucepan and set over medium heat.
The butter will melt and then start to foam slightly. Swirl gently every 20 seconds or so to make sure that the butter gets fully melted and won’t stick to the pan. Gradually, you will notice the butter begin to darken. You’ll know it’s done when it is foamy and a deep brown color.
- 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- Brown butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Once fully browned, add olive oil and stir to combine. Remove from heat.
- Air pop popcorn according to manufacturer's directions.
- Drizzle brown butter/olive oil mixture over popcorn.
- Sprinkle parmesan cheese over popcorn.
- Toss to combine.
- No air popper? No problem. Pop your corn on the stovetop, or even use two bags of unflavored microwave popcorn.
Want to find a little inspiration and get some me time in? Head down to Safeway like I did and take advantage of $1.00 off participating titles (PEOPLE®, InStyle®, People StyleWatch®, Real Simple®, and Sunset®) with this digital offer until 10/18/15 while supplies last.
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