Duck Fat Popcorn
3 tablespoons duck fat
4 fresh thyme sprigs
1-2 garlic cloves, smashed
1 shallot, minced
Zest of 1 orange
Salt, to taste
Heavy 3-quart saucepan with lid (the size is important; bigger is ok, smaller is asking for trouble)
In a saucepan, melt the duck fat over very low heat. Add the thyme, garlic, and allow the flavors to meld together, about 10 minutes. Remove the garlic and thyme and add the shallot and orange zest.
Make the popcorn following the instructions for How To Make Perfect Stovetop Popcorn
Pour the popcorn out into a large mixing bowl.
Pour a little of the duck fat in until it tastes good to you! Season with salt.