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What's for Dinner: Get Corny

Celebrate the sweet grain in crispy potatoes, tacos and crème brûlée
Sweet Corn Crème Brûlées
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Not feeling inspired by your usual dishes? Here's what's for dinner.

All ears on deck: Summer's golden husks are back. Nothing beats corn straight off the grill, but there are a myriad of other ways to make the most of those sweet kernels. Get shucking with this a-maize-ing menu, because now is the time to celebrate the cream(ed corn) of the crop.

① Appetizer: Crispy Potatoes with Malt Vinegar and Corn
You could call these potatoes french fries, but this summery dish is so much more. Rather, the smashed-then-fried potatoes are simply the topping for buttery corn, and it's all bound together with a slightly sweet malt vinegar reduction.

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② Main Course: Corn-off-the-Cob Tacos with Pulled Chicken and Corn Sauce
A creamy, pepper-spiked corn sauce is the star of these pulled roast chicken tacos. To reap even more corn flavor, leave a few kernels out of the sauce to add as garnish.

③ Dessert: Sweet Corn Crème Brûlées
Corn has plenty of natural sweetness, so it should be no surprise that corn desserts have been in the spotlight recently (ahem, Cosme's corn husk meringue). The golden color amplifies the dish's yolky hue, making this silky French classic an eye-catching (and delicious) finish to your meal.

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