Peak Season: Five Standout Corn Dishes in Houston

Trust us when we say you'll want to try these pretty young thangs.
Trust us when we say you'll want to try these pretty young thangs.
Photo by Mai Pham

Do you know what time it is, friends? It's corn time! What exactly is corn time? We're not quite sure because made it up! But we do know that starting this month and into the late summer, good old fashioned corn is in peak season. That means our favorite corn dishes just got that much sweeter.

With that in mind, here are Five Must-Try Corn Dishes:

What: Sweet Corn Hush Puppies Where to get them: Punk's Simple Southern Food

Punk's is already a hit...and with one step inside the place, we could see why. Things got even better once we tasted the food. The sweet corn hushpuppies, served with a creamy bread and butter pickle tartar sauce, are outlandish. Deep-fried to just the right crisp, the whole-kernel fritters manage to be light and airy and rich and succulent all at once. We suggest coming with friends so you can get a taste of the entire inspired menu.

What: Elote or Mexican Street Corn Where to get it: Pistolero's; Torchy's Tacos; and pretty much any authentic taco truck

The Pistol-elote from Pistolero's comes beautifully charred and on the cob. The beauty is then blanketed in bits of crisp bacon, cojita, and a chile aoili and served atop a honey-lime-coated shaved beet salad.

Torchy's street corn is served in a different classic style. The roasted kernels come to you in a convenient-for-your-chin cup topped with ancho aioli, cotija cheese, cilantro and a dusting of New Mexico red chile powder. A wedge of lime finishes the masterpiece off.

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