Mexican Street Corn
This sweet, tangy, savory, and spicy grilled corn on the cob (elotes), is a staple for Mexican street vendors and in neighborhood BBQs across the Southwest.
Mexican Street Corn
This sweet, tangy, savory, and spicy grilled corn on the cob (elotes), is a staple for Mexican street vendors and in neighborhood BBQs across the Southwest.
Servings Prep Time
6ears 5minutes
Cook Time
10minutes
Servings Prep Time
6ears 5minutes
Cook Time
10minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Grill corn over medium-high heat to slightly char and cook each side, rotating as each side cooks. This should take about 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, chili powder, cayenne, and lime juice to taste. We recommend starting with about 1/2 a lime and going from there.
  3. Remove corn from grill and coat with the sauce, using as much or as little as you'd like. Sprinkle on cotija and cilantro, getting it to stick to the sauce. Sprinkle on extra chili powder and cayenne, as desired.
  4. Serve with lime wedges and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

This combo also works really well with corn not on the cob too. Simply spoon the sauce onto the corn, top with cheese, chili powder, cayenne, and lime, and you're good to go. Generally served in a cup, it's called "elote en vaso."