Truffled Popcorn

Patrick O'Connell

The Inn at Little Washington - Washington, VA

This fancy popcorn from Outstanding Chef winner Patrick O'Connell is so delicious you'll want to make enough to last beyond the end credits. O'Connell's secret is adding a pinch of sugar to bring out the rich truffle flavor.


  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels, popped
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons good quality truffle oil
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1 small fresh white or black truffle (optional)


Place the popcorn in a large bowl; add the butter and truffle oil and toss to coat. Add the cheese, parsley, and sugar and season with salt and pepper; toss to combine. Grate truffle over popcorn just before serving, if desired.


6 to 8 servings