*Recipe* - Elote Corn on the Cob
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Recipe type: Summer Food, Corn on the Cob
Cuisine: Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian
Serves: Serves 4
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Mexican crema (sour cream will work, but add a pinch of sugar to sweeten it)
  • ½ cup fresh grated cotija cheese (in a pinch, fresh grated parmesan or romano will work)
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder, (fresh ground ancho or guajillo if possible)
  • 2 large minced or pressed garlic cloves
  • ⅛ cup finely chopped cilantro leaves and tender stems
  • 4 ears shucked corn
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  1. Pre-heat grill to high heat.
  2. Mix mayo, sour cream, garlic and most of the cilantro together and allow to stand.
  3. Grill corn until it is slightly charred (dark brown) on all sides. (Charring will help caramelize the sugar in the corn and bring out a deeper flavor).
  4. Remove corn from grill and spread with mayonnaise/sour cream mixture.
  5. Roll corn in cotija cheese to coat.
  6. Sprinkle with chili powder and serve with extra cilantro, cheese and lime wedges on the side.
  7. Enjoy and Cheers, my friends!
Recipe by The Foodie Whisperer at https://www.thefoodiewhisperer.com/2016/08/02/recipe-elote-corn-cob/