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Mexican Street Corn


Mexican street corn, also known as elote, is a popular snack or side dish in Mexico and other parts of the world. It’s made by grilling or roasting fresh ears of corn and then coating them with a mixture of mayonnaise, crema or sour cream, crumbled cotija cheese, chili powder, and lime juice. The result is a flavorful and slightly spicy dish that’s creamy, tangy, and crunchy all at once.

The origins of Mexican street corn can be traced back to pre-Columbian times, when the indigenous people of Mexico would roast corn over an open flame and then rub it with lime and chili powder. Today, street vendors throughout Mexico and the United States sell their own variations of elote, each with their own unique blend of ingredients and toppings.

Mexican street corn has become increasingly popular in recent years and is often served at outdoor festivals, fairs, and other events. It’s also easy to make at home, and many people enjoy grilling their own corn and experimenting with different seasonings and toppings.

Overall, Mexican street corn is a beloved and delicious dish that’s a true staple of Mexican cuisine.

Mexican Street Corn Ingredients

  • Frozen corn, thawed
  • Diced jalapeños
  • Diced green bell pepper
  • Diced red onion
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mexican sour cream
  • Crumbled cotija cheese
  • Chipotle chili powder
  • Fresh cilantro

Griddle Instructions

  • Preheat a griddle or grill to medium-high heat.
  • Add the thawed corn, diced jalapeños, green bell pepper, and red onion to the griddle and cook together until the vegetables are slightly softened and the corn is slightly charred, about 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • In the same griddle, add the mayonnaise, Mexican sour cream, crumbled cotija cheese, chipotle chili powder, and chopped cilantro to the corn and vegetable mixture.
  • Stir everything together until well combined and heated through.
  • Serve the Mexican street corn hot, garnished with additional cilantro or cotija cheese, if desired.

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