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Sweet Corn Creme Brûlée


Sweet Corn Creme Brûlée //

I love sweet corn ice cream. Have you had it before? It’s sweet…and corn-y tasting. I’m at a bit of loss for descriptor words, forgive me. But you know what I mean! Almost like sweet creamed corn but with the texture of ice cream.

This is very similar, except that the texture is like a really good creme brûlée. When I worked my first restaurant job, we had a really bad creme brûlée on the menu; I didn’t care because my job was to dust the tops with sugar and burn the sugar with a blow torch. I was totally content with my small little job! I found it fun and satisfying.


If you make this recipe, try and find the most beautiful corn you can find. I found this super fragrant and sweet bi-colored corn at the market and was impressed with how flavorful it was. It’s necessary for the step of infusing the cream with corn and the chopped up chunks of cob.

The cream and corn hang out together for 30 minutes or so. I recommend giving it a taste and letting it steep some more if you think it needs it.

And then it’s pretty much just like normal creme brûlée. Cream is heated and tempered with egg yolks so no scrambled eggs occur. There’s a division of the custard and then it’s all baked in a water bath for 30 minutes or so.

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Creamy Sweet Corn Pasta with Clams


Creamy Corn Pasta with Clams //

Whenever it gets way too hot, I get all dramatic and say I want to eat popsicles for dinner, but that never really happens. The closest I get to eating a popsicle for dinner is eating a salad, which is exact opposite of a popsicle. This corn linguine with clams is like a bowl of coziness with lots of summer flavors going on. It exploits the season.

In other unrelated pasta news, I finished Orange Is The New Black and OMG I’m obsessed. Like every show I love, I wish I could re-watch it all over again from the beginning. I love how good the balance is between funny and dark moments. I like getting to know the characters, learning what they did to end up there, and I like that their stories are a mix of innocent and very guilty. If you haven’t watched it, you need to get on it!

Back to pasta talk…

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Charred Sweet Corn Fritters


Charred Sweet Corn Fritters //

I was hoping to bring you a new breakfast recipe today but it’s not ready yet. It’s not ready. I’m really really excited about it so rather than bringing you an ok-this-will-do-version, I’m waiting, giving it a few more go’s and will present it when it’s perfect.

Working the past few days have been challenging. It’s challenging to walk to the grocery store when you don’t have a car. I have a car. It’s actually in my driveway. I just can’t find the keys to my car. Last Thursday I came back from the mechanic (for normal maintenance like new brakes/oil change), set my car key down (somewhere?) and now can’t find it. I have literally looked everywhere, including the refrigerator AND the freezer (I’m not above this – I once took the TV remote control to the supermarket, mistaking it for my wallet). Now that I’ve looked everywhere, Amelia has become the number one suspect. SHE HAS A SUSPICIOUS FACE!

Charred Sweet Corn Fritters //

She gets super pumped at taking my socks/shoe/sunglasses and running away from me, hoping I’ll chase her. It’s a fun game for her. Not a fun game for me. So, yeah, she’s a suspect. I’ve been putting off admitting to myself that the key is long-gone and I’ll have to call a locksmith for a new key. That sounds like a lot of trouble, especially when I’m trying to perfect a new waffle recipe. It’ll happen in due time, as in later today.

In the meantime, enjoy these Charred Sweet Corn Fritters. They may look like normal hush-puppy kind of things on the surface but there’s so much more to them! Ahh! There’s brown butter (because if there’s gonna be melted butter, why not brown it, RITE?!), charred sweet corn, buttermilk (hai tang, hai!), melty cheese and then the whole thing is dipped in a really refreshing buttermilk ranch dressing.

I love ranch. Everything is better when it’s dipped in ranch … even pizza. So trashy. I can be trashy sometimes.

Anyway, the recipe is on PBS today. Here’s a link. I hope you like them/make them/enjoy them. Bye.

P.S.: And if you have ever found your keys in a super weird place AND think maybe I should look there too, LET ME KNOW!
There’s a car in my driveway with no key.

PPS: Ok, I’m actually leaving now, bye. BYE. Bai.

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Elote (Mexican Corn) Soup

Dinner, Soups

Summer, you aight.

I’m usually not a summer-lover, but this one has been pretty chill. I’m digging all the fish tacos around, the balsamic vinegar/watermelon salads popping up everywhere…and cold beer. Officially INTO IT. I’m also pretty obsessed with eating outside past 7pm, when the sun is no longer burning me and giving me wrinkles that I can’t see yet.

So lovely!

One of my fav street/summer foods is eloté, the Mexican grilled corn you can usually find on the side of the street here in Los Angeles (and in Mexico).

I’ve had this idea of turning it into a soup for a long time and finally got the big push yesterday when I was at the store and saw a sign that read, “20 cents for corn!” I mean, that’s it. Alright…

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