Dear Ben and Phil,
What are some fun finger foods for my Oscar party? Nothing theme-y, but something that’s elegant and easy to eat?
The ultimate glamorous yet simple snack for an Oscar party for me is truffle popcorn. Phil and I are two very lucky individuals who get to work on all sorts of fun projects with our events agency, Silkstone. One of those projects happened to be with our friend Carl Heline, who runs Krug Champagne, to create the ultimate snack for Krug Events.
Truffle popcorn is very fitting for an Oscar party—it’s so delicious and easy to make, but don’t go too crazy on the truffle oil. If you can, try to get your hands on a small amount of fresh truffles and make sure you use a great aged parmesan. This snack is the perfect excuse for you to go to all those great little specialty stores you’ve always wanted to try and ask for the things that you wouldn’t normally ask for.
Last, but not least, bubbles are essential.
Academy Award winning Truffle Popcorn
1/2 cup Popcorn kettles
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Thsp White Truffle Oil
1/2 Tbsp Hazelnut Oil
4 Tbsp Fresh Grated Parmesan
1/2 Tbsp Sea Salt
1/4 Tbsp Fresh Cracked Pepper
1 once White Truffles
In a medium sauce pan place popcorn kettles and olive oil. Heat pan over medium to high heat covering popcorn with lid. Slowly agitate the pan back and forth over the burner, rolling the corn kernels around in the pan. When you start to hear the corning “popping” reduce the heat to low and slow the back and forth movement of your pan. Once the popping sound has stopped remove the pan from heat and carefully open the lid away from you as to release the steam that has built up inside. Remove popcorn from the pan to a large bowl. While tossing, slowly drizzle the hazelnut and truffle oils over the popcorn. Then grate or sprinkle the parmesan over the popcorn and season to your likeng with the sea salt and fresh cracked pepper. Shave white truffles over the popcorn and serve