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Elote : Mexican Style Street Corn

  • Author: Sara Wells

Description

Fresh corn on the cob is brightened with a creamy sauce, flavorful seasonings, and crumbled cheese.  Inspired by the classic street food in Mexico, this corn is super easy to make at home!


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Ingredients

4 ears fresh corn on the cob, cooked and warm
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sour cream
1/41/2 teaspoons lime zest
1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
tiny pinch kosher salt
1 cup crumbled Cotija Cheese* (use fresh parmesan or queso fresco if you can’t find Cotija)


Instructions

While corn is cooking, combine mayo, sour cream, lime zest and juice, cayenne pepper, chili powder and salt.

Spread mixture on warm corn and then roll or sprinkle with cheese.


Notes

*Cotija is similar to Parmesan cheese. It has awesome flavor and a great texture. You may have never noticed it before, but it’s available in most regular grocery stores. It’s often near the cream cheese/refrigerated cheeses. If for some reason you can’t find it at your store, a latin market is sure to have it. You could also substitute Queso Fresco, or Parmesan.

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