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Mexican Street Corn

Corn on the cob gets a tasty twist! This recipe for Mexican street food, also known as elote, is so tangy and delicious, you may never eat corn on the cob with butter and salt again. It’s easy to prepare for one person or for a fiesta. If you can’t find salty, crumbly cojita cheese, you can substitute feta. This as an Editor’s Choice special recipe!

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Mexican Street Corn

Corn on the cob gets a tasty twist! This recipe for Mexican street food, also known as elote, is so tangy and delicious, you may never eat corn on the cob with butter and salt again. It’s easy to prepare for one person or for a fiesta. If you can’t find salty, crumbly cojita cheese, you can substitute feta. This as an Editor’s Choice special recipe!

  • Author: Norann Oleson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6 1x
  • Category: Sides & Sauces

Ingredients

Scale
  • 6 ears of corn, shucked and cleaned
  • 1/2 cup Mexican crema, or a mixture of half mayonnaise, half sour cream
  • 1/3 cup grated cojita cheese (or crumbled feta)
  • Chili powder
  • Freshly chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium high. Grill corn, turning frequently, until it is slightly charred all over, about 10 minutes.
  2. Remove corn from heat and transfer to a platter. Brush corn with the crema or mayo-sour cream mixture and sprinkle all over with cheese, chili powder, and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Have you tried this recipe? It’s so easy, unique, and delicious—please tell us how it turned out for you in the comment section below.

 

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