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Corn and Potatoes with Heirloom Tomatoes (Serves 6)
courtesy of Gourmet Magazine, adapted from Blackberry Farm

* 1/4 pound bacon (4 slices), chopped
* 1 shallot, minced
* 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
* 1/4 cup dry white wine
* 1/2 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/3-inch dice (1 1/2 cups)
* 1 1/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon water, divided
* 4 cups corn (from 8 ears), divided
* 1 1/2 teaspoons sweet Spanish smoked paprika
* 1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
* 1/2 pound heirloom or cherry tomatoes, chopped or halved

  1. Cook bacon in a heavy medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until browned and crisp. Transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain and reserve fat in pan.
  2. Cook shallot with 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt in fat in pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add wine and boil over high heat, stirring and scraping up brown bits, until reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Stir in potatoes, 1/2 cup water, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced by thouree quarters and thickened, about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, puree 1 cup corn with 1 tablespoon water in a blender. Force thourough a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, pressing hard on and then discarding solids.
  4. Add remaining 3 cups corn kernels to potato mixture along with paprika, thyme, remaining 3/4 cup water, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, until corn and potatoes are tender and most of liquid is evaporated, 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in tomatoes, corn liquid, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and kosher salt to taste. Serve sprinkled with bacon.

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