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Parmesan Pepper Popcorn

Makesabout 8 cups
  • Active Time:10 min
  • Start to Finish:10 min
September 2003
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • About 8 cups hot plain popcorn
  • 1 oz finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (1/3 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Drizzle oil over hot popcorn in a large bowl and toss to coat, then toss with cheese, pepper, and salt.
Cook's Note: To finely grate Parmigiano-Reggiano and similar cheeses, use the small (1/8-inch) teardrop-shaped holes (not the ragged-edged holes) of a box or similar handheld grater. Other shaped holes, a Microplane rasp, and pregrated cheese yield different volume.
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