Mexican Street Corn

Mexican street corn, also known as elote, is a popular and flavorful street food in Mexico. Here’s a simple recipe to make Mexican street corn at home:


– 4 ears of fresh corn on the cob, husks removed
– 1/4 cup mayonnaise
– 1/4 cup sour cream or Mexican crema
– 1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese (or feta cheese)
– 1 teaspoon chili powder
– 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
– 1 lime, cut into wedges
– Salt and pepper, to taste


1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

2. Place the ears of corn directly on the grill grates. Grill the corn, turning occasionally, until it is cooked through and lightly charred on all sides, about 10-12 minutes.

3. While the corn is grilling, in a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and sour cream or Mexican crema.

4. Once the corn is cooked, remove it from the grill and place it on a serving platter or plate.

5. Brush each ear of corn with the mayonnaise and sour cream mixture, using a pastry brush or spoon to evenly coat the surface of the corn.

6. Sprinkle the crumbled cotija cheese (or feta cheese) over the top of the corn, followed by the chili powder.

7. Garnish the corn with chopped fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.

8. Season the corn with salt and pepper to taste.

9. Serve the Mexican street corn immediately, while it’s still warm, with extra lime wedges on the side.

10. Enjoy the delicious and flavorful Mexican street corn as a side dish or appetizer at your next barbecue or Mexican-themed meal!

This Mexican street corn recipe captures the essence of the beloved street food with its creamy, tangy, and savory flavors. It’s easy to make and perfect for enjoying during the summer months when fresh corn is in season.

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