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Popcorn Soup

This silky Popcorn Soup is a topped with delicious kernels of freshly popped popcorn.

Popcorn Soup
Makes 8 to 10 servings
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup butter
  2. 1 cup chopped onion
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  5. 3 cups cubed red potatoes
  6. 2 cups popped corn
  7. 6 cups chicken broth
  8. 2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  9. 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  10. Truffled Popcorn Topping (recipe follows)
  11. Garnish: fresh thyme
Instructions
  1. In a large Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and thyme; cook for 5 minutes. Stir in potatoes and popped corn; cook for
  2. 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add broth; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove thyme sprigs.
  3. Spoon half of soup into the container of a blender. Secure lid on blender, and remove center piece of lid to let steam escape; place a clean towel over opening in lid to avoid splatters. Process soup until smooth. Repeat procedure with remaining soup; return all soup to pot.
  4. Stir in corn, and cook until heated through, about 10 minutes. Gradually stir in cheese until melted. Top servings with Truffled Popcorn Topping. Garnish with thyme, if desired.
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Truffled Popcorn Topping
Makes about 8 cups
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Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  2. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  3. 1 teaspoon truffle oil
  4. 8 cups popped corn
  5. 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 250°.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together melted butter, parsley, and oil. Add popped corn and cheese; toss to coat. Spread in an even layer on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake until popped corn is crisp, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool completely. Store in resealable plastic bags for up to 2 days.
Notes
  1. This recipe makes enough to top servings of soup, as well as to set out in bowls for snacking throughout the party.
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