Oscars So White – Brown Butter Popcorn

Brown Butter Popcorn Recipe for Oscars so White.

Looooong gone are the days of practicing my Oscar speech in the bathroom.  I’ve come to a point in my career where I’ve accepted that dream is over for me.  I will never be up on that stage clutching a statue and thanking my manager with tears streaming down my face.  To be honest, I have yet to find representation that I would ever be thankful for.  If you’re finding this post after googling “actors agents managers assholes” you are definitely not alone.

However, I am looking forward to when my fellow Asian-American actors are nominated on a regular basis.  But that day still feels so so so far away, sadly.

brown butter parmesan popcorn

Despite the Oscars so White controversy, I honestly am not that excited about any of the best picture nominees this year.  I’ve seen them all, and there aren’t any that scream “OSCAR!” to me (though I did like The Martian a lot).

I can wholeheartedly recommend this brown butter popcorn recipe, however.  Unlike tonight’s ceremony, it contains some brown love.  Make a big batch and drown your sorrows if you’re feeling like giving Hollywood two middle fingers.  It’s the perfect combination of salty and rich and cynical.

Brown Butter Parmesan Popcorn


  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt to Taste


  1. In a large pot, heat coconut oil over medium high.
  2. Once it is hot, add the popcorn, cover with a lid and shake well.
  3. Leave the lid slightly open so steam can escape.
  4. When the popcorn is done (wait until the popping sounds slow down to a 3 second interval between pops) put in a large bowl.
  5. Brown the butter in a small saucepan - heat over medium and watch it - let it melt, turn brown. Remove from heat and pour it over the popcorn.
  6. Add the parmesan and salt to taste.


One thought on “Oscars So White – Brown Butter Popcorn

  1. Courtney of Savor Good

    great recipe, and thanks for sharing the link and your thoughts. will need to watch the martian!

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