salt and vinegar popcorn


I've been dying to try this. A little while ago I made homemade popcorn and wondered how I could change up the traditional taste of plain old butter and salt. I think I found it.

This is awesome and a healthy alternative to salt and vinegar chips--one of my favorite snacks.

To do this:

  • Pop your popcorn.
  • Melt butter over medium heat. Let it brown.
  • Add about 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar.
  • Let it reduce slightly.
  • When the popcorn is still hot, mix your balsamic brown butter mixture into the popcorn.
  • Add a little salt... and pepper to taste. Kind of strange to add pepper to popcorn, but it actually makes the vinegar pop.
The best part about it is that the vinegar caramelizes on pieces of popcorn.

My mouth is watering. I think I'm going to make it again right now. I may even add some parmesan...


  1. I did it, and honestly, I was not very happy with the results. I don't think this even closely resembles Salt and Vinegar popcorn. Sorry!

  2. Sorry to hear that. It works well for me and I eat salt and vinegar potato chips as often as I can. Too bad it was unsuccessful for you.