When I was growing up, I thought we were the only (weird) people who sprinkled nutritional yeast on our popcorn. Then a few years ago as I was filling a bag with yeast in the bulk section, a man behind me said "You know you should REALLY try that on popcorn." I laughed out loud and told him that we had been sneaking small containers of it into movie theaters since I was a wee kidlet. Now that I have my own brood...the tradition continues, and even when we have popcorn at home, they won't eat it without a splash of butter and a sprinkle of yeast. The girl will sit with the almost empty bowl, swirling her pointer finger around the bottom, trying to get as much of the fallen yeast as she can to stick to it...and then she eats it slowly like some rare delicacy. As a vegetarian, nutritional yeast is a great supplement to our diet...but I'd be cold lying if I said that's why we eat it. Try it...you might be surprised.
Popcorn with Nutritional Yeast
You need 1 big bowl of popped popcorn...however you choose to make it. For us that's about 1/4 cup of unpopped kernels in the popcorn maker
3 tbsp melted butter
1 twist of the salt grinder
1/4 cup of nutritional yeast
You should add all of the ingredients when the popcorn is still warm. Butter first, then salt and yeast. Sometimes we go without the butter altogether, but it really does help the yeast and salt stick to the popcorn blossoms better. I usually add a bit of the butter and then toss the popcorn, then add more butter, then toss the popcorn and on and on until the butter is gone. Then add the salt. Sprinkle a bit of yeast then toss. Repeat until it tastes how you like it. Some people like less yeast, but my kidlets like more.