This tasty popcorn recipe combines the flavors of tangy Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and aromatic extra-virgin olive oil with just the right amount of black-pepper bite. We recommend serving it alongside Black Sesame and Mustard Popcorn and Spicy Cinnamon-Sugar Popcorn for a gourmet treat.
What to buy: Be sure to use real Parmigiano-Reggiano and freshly ground black pepper, and don’t skimp on the quality of your extra-virgin olive oil!
We found that fine salt (a.k.a. table salt) works best on popcorn, because its fine grain adheres better to each kernel.
Special equipment: We tested this recipe with popcorn made in an air popper, which produced stellar results.
This recipe was featured as part of our story on dorm cooking.