The first recipe
Elotes (Mexican Street Corn)
It was the Pixar movie “Coco” of all things that made me want to try my hand at this popular street food from Mexico. Called “Elotes” this is grilled corn on the cob shoved onto a stick and covered with delicious goodies for a salty, tangy snack!
Research on traditional Elotes recipes seemed to indicate that the traditional first layer of coating is Mayo but believe it or not, I am not a huge fan of Mayo so in this version, I swapped out half of the Mayo for sour cream and the result was delicious!
4 Ears Corn on the Cob with Husks Removed
1/2 Cup Lite Mayo
1/2 Cup Lite Sour Cream
1 Cup Finely Crumbled Cotija Cheese
1 Tbsp Chili Powder
Zest of 1 Lime
Begin by mixing together the chili powder, lime zest, salt, and pepper into small bowl. Set aside
Mix together the Mayo and the sour cream in a bowl and set aside.
Place the crumbled Cotija cheese into a wide bowl and set aside.
Place the corn onto a hot grill and grill until tender. The corn may blacken a bit but that’s okay! It’s a great flavour. Alternatively, you can also boil the corn until tender if you don’t have access to a grill or if it’s winter and you can’t be bothered going outside!
Once the corn is done, pat it completely dry and shove a wooden stick into the wide end. Using a spatula, slather the Mayo and sour cream mixture generously over each ear until they are well coated.
Gently place the end of the corn into the bowl of Cotija cheese and dust the cheese liberally over the whole thing turning as you go so all sides of the corn get coated.
To finish, dust the entire thing with the chili-lime spice mixture and serve immediately.
The second recipe on the next page