Appetizer

How To Make Crispy Corn Fritters — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Making fresh summer corn into crisp corn fritters is one of the fastest ways to turn corn on the cob into a hearty dinner (or breakfast or a snack, really). Corn fritters are essentially a quick corn cake batter studded with fresh corn, jalapeños, and chives that's gently fried in a slick of oil. The resulting fritters have a thin, crispy exterior with a soft and moist center that's full of crisp-tender vegetables.

This classic recipe also makes a fine fritter from frozen corn too. These corn cakes can serve as a meal on their own with a sauce for dipping, as a side for grilled or roasted meats, or as a vehicle for fried eggs for breakfast. What I'm saying here is that this corn fritter recipe is one you'll want to know by heart so you can make it any time the craving strikes.

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10 of Our Most Refreshing Summer Soups — Recipes from The Kitchn

As soon as summer hits, I gleefully trade soup night for salad night. I think I will never tire of light and refreshing salads featuring all those fresh fruits and veggies I picked up at the farmers market — until I do. In my household, this usually happens around the first couple of weeks of July. We desperately start craving something (anything!) other than salad.

The answer is chilled soup.

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How To Make Spanish Red Pepper Sauce: Romesco — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Romesco is the ultimate summer vegetable sauce. Made from stale bread (!) and burned vegetables (!) and transformed by the power of olive oil and a blender, to know this sauce is to love it. This Spanish sauce is silky like the best pesto — full of body and richness from ground nuts and a punch of flavor from garlic. But romesco has something pesto doesn't: a generous kick of heat from cayenne pepper and a vibrant orange hue.

Consider romesco your new-go-to kitchen condiment that pairs well with just about everything from grilled seafood and charred vegetables, to tortilla chips and toasted bread. Here is everything you need to know about making romesco sauce at home.

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These Honey Roasted Tomatoes Will Blow Your Mind — Delicious Links

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I love when a simple addition completely transforms a dish. Take this roasted tomato appetizer, for instance. Just a drizzle of honey (yes, honey!) is all you need to turn up the volume on an otherwise standard appetizer.

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Recipe: Tomato Water Pops — Easy Dessert Recipes

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Let me introduce you to your new summer BFF: tomato water pops. These blush beauties are a savory snack on a stick that will make you a hero at every backyard BBQ between now and September, or even just your own personal hero at midnight on a hot August night. These pops are packed full of tomato flavor and studded with fresh basil, making them a fast and fancy appetizer option for serving a crowd. Here's how to make these tomato Popsicles this summer.

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Recipe: Flammekueche (Tarte Flambée) — Recipes from The Kitchn

Au revoir, Paris! Ann Mah takes us off the tourist path on a culinary tour of France's favorite regional foods.

The name translates literally to "flame cake," but flammekueche is neither a cake, nor is it on fire. Instead, it's a cross between a savory tart and a pizza, a thin sheet of unleavened dough spread generously with crème fraîche, and sprinkled with slivered onions and bacon. The result is a study of contrasts: crisp-chewy crust, tangy cream, and nuggets of salty, smoky pork.

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