Like everyone else, I’ll be glued to the US election results tonight. I think everyone in the world will be watching this election and I’m hoping that Obama gets to be president. My fingers and toes are crossed! It’s so exciting and so nerve-wracking at the same time. So for snacking during these butterfly-tingling times, may I suggest something quick and delicious? A little herbed popcorn made with some herbes de Provence, smashed garlic and some really good butter will keep you on alert and ready to rejoice. Of course, a sprinkling of kosher salt will also make everything go down a little easier.
french herbed popcorn
1/4 c unsalted butter (or if you are vegan, use Earth Balance)
2 T really good olive oil
3 cloves garlic, smashed
2 T herbes de Provence
1 c popcorn kernals
1 t kosher salt (more or less to taste)
Parmesan cheese (optional)
In a small pot, heat up over medium heat butter, olive oil, garlic and herbs until everything is melted and smells good. Using your favorite popcorn method (mine is air popping), pop your corn into a very large bowl. Pour herb n’ butter mixture over top and reserve garlic for a later use. Toss until everything is nice and distributed. Season with salt if necessary and toss again. Guild the lily with a bit of Parmesan cheese grated on top.