Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote)

Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote)

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"My Mexican friend gave me this recipe for corn on the cob. Street vendors there sell their corn made this way. Cotija cheese can be found in most grocery stores."


20 m servings 386 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 386 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 29.1 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.9g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 8.4 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 368 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.
  2. Grill corn until hot and lightly charred all over, 7 to 10 minutes, depending on the temperature of the grill. Roll the ears in melted butter, then spread evenly with mayonnaise. Sprinkle with cotija cheese and serve with a lime wedge.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 270 Ratings


I have been making corn this way for years. For 6 servings, use 4 tbs mayonnaise, 2 tsp fresh lime juice, 1 tsp cumin and mix together. Roll the grilled corn in butter, then the mayonnaise mix...

I love this recipe because I modified the following based on another recipe online: - Mixed in one bowl, 3 tbsp of mayonnaise and 2 tsp of lime juice to it. - Mixed in another bowl, 2 tbsp g...

This recipe is only the starting point: I strongly suggest that you follow the recipe that SKHOUSTO shared in her is definitely 5 star! It bears repeating: 3 tablespoons fat-fre...

This recipe works better with white corn. Plus, you need to soak it in water with the husk still on for about 30 minutes. After that, remove from water, cook until the husk is charred. Remove...

I couldn't find cotija cheese so I used grated parmesan. It turned out great. I have also used this recipe with corn cut off the cob. It was very creamy and had a great flavor.

In addition to the lime, and if you like hot food, most vendors add chile guajillo and a little salt. It's a chile power - Cayenne is an OK sub. This stuff is really excellent - almost addicti...

This is so good. Another variation is to grill the corn, spread with mayo,sprinkle grated parmesan cheese all over the corn and add a couple of dashes of Tabasco sauce, yummy!!

i take the corn off the cob and put in a cup then add all ingredients,and mix together. they sell this corn like hotcakes here inthe summer. totally awesome. nice that i can make it home in the ...

We will be grilling this alot this summer. So different and tasty! Don't be afraid of the mayo, It really is used as a binder. I can't wait to share this with my friends at our first barbeque t...