These fritters, though made entirely of corn, resemble fried oysters—hence their name. They are traditional summer fare, made with fresh-shucked corn straight from the field. When corn is plentiful at the market, get as much as you can and enjoy it every which way.
This is no ordinary pie. The vegetables roast beautifully on top of golden puff pastry, and in between there is a scrumptious goat cheese spread (which is also delicious served with your favorite toast, so make extra!).
Of course you can make a delectable pumpkin pie with fresh pumpkin. Where do you think the canned-pumpkin-puree people got the idea? Let’s show ’em something. Use a ripe “sugar” or “pie” pumpkin to make the fresh puree, not the big, flavorless jack-o’-lantern type. Or visit your farmer’s market and experiment with other varieties of pumpkins or other winter squash that they have to offer.
Yield: One 10-inch deep-dish pie, 8 to 10 servings