Mexican Street Corn or “Elote” is popular street food, sold by vendors in Mexico year-round – particularly during festivals, like Cinco de Mayo. The delicacy is essentially grilled corn that is covered with a tangy, spicy crema sauce and topped with crumbled cotija cheese, which really brings its flavor profile to life. It takes just one bite to realize why Mexican Street Corn is so popular, and now, you can try it for yourself by simply following the ingredients list and directions provided below!
• 8 cobs of corn
• 1/2 cup sour cream
• 1/2 cup mayonnaise
• 1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped, and reserve some for garnish
• 1 garlic clove, finely minced
• 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
• 1/4 teaspoon cumin
• 2 tablespoon lime juice, plus lime wedges to serve
• 1/2 cup cotija cheese, crumbled
• 1/2 teaspoon chili powder to garnish
1. Shuck corn and wrap in a single layer of heavy-duty foil to fully enclose the corn then grill corn in foil.
2. In a small bowl, combine sour cream, mayo, cilantro, minced garlic, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, and 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice. Stir to blend and set aside.
3. Partially unwrap corn to cool for a few minutes before applying sauce. Keep the foil under the corn to be used for serving the corn.
4. Using a basting brush, generously brush on the sauce and sprinkle generously with cotija cheese. Garnish with chili powder and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.
On the hunt for a new favorite recipe to add to your list of staples? The team at Tens on West Apartments in Atlanta, Georgia encourages you to try your hand at this delicious option.