Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote)

186 Reviews 19 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
blakleyl
Recipe by  blakleyl

“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.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

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Directions

  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.

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Crystal S
456

Crystal S

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 mixture, sprinkle with Cotija cheese (do not use Parmesan as it is not the same nor authentic to the corn the street vendors serve in Mexico), sprinkle with McCormick's Mexican hot chili powder. Serve immediately ~ your taste buds will thank you!

skwebster
453

skwebster

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 grated parmesan cheese, 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp ground red pepper, 1/4 tsp ground cumin and 1/8 tsp salt After grilling the 4 corns (shucked) until tender 10-15 minutes, I glazed the corn with the mayonnaise mixture, then sprinked the spices onto them. I recommend serving this meal with Black Bean Burritos.

BIZZYSMOM
347

BIZZYSMOM

This recipe is only the starting point: I strongly suggest that you follow the recipe that SKHOUSTO shared in her review...it is definitely 5 star! It bears repeating: 3 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/8 teaspoon salt 4 ears shucked corn Cooking spray Prepare grill. Combine mayonnaise and juice in a small bowl. Combine cheese and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in another small bowl. Place corn on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill corn 12 minutes or until tender, turning frequently. Remove corn from grill; brush with mayonnaise mixture, and sprinkle with cheese mixture. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 386 cal
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 29.1 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs
  • 28.9 g
  • 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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