Bacon Fat Popcorn

Bacon Fat Popcorn
Staff Writer
Bacon Fat Popcorn

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Bacon Fat Popcorn

Ready to graduate from unsalted butter? Then try making popcorn with bacon fat for an extra-indulgent snack. A touch of truffle oil lends a subtle earthy aroma to the popcorn, and shaved Parmesan and chives are a great finishing touch.

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Ingredients

  • 1/3  Cup  bacon fat
  • 1/2  Cup  white popcorn kernels
  • 1/4  Cup  shaved Parmesan, for garnish
  • 1/4  Cup  diced chives, for garnish
  • Dash of  truffle oil

Directions

Combine the bacon fat and kernels in a pot, cover, and cook over medium-high heat. Once popping begins, tilt the lid slightly to let some steam out and give the pot a shake. Once the popping steadies and slows down remove from the heat. Pour into a serving bowl and garnish with shaved Parmesan and diced chives and drizzle with truffle oil.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
5g
4%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
7µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
6mg
1%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
41mg
6%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
81mg
5%
Water
7g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Bacon Shopping Tip

Look for center cut bacon which comes from a leaner part of the belly - you'll get more meat and less fat.

Bacon Cooking Tip

Cook bacon over medium to medium-low heat to prevent it from burning, and occasionally pour off the fat. You can save it for later use as a cooking oil.