Saturday, May 21, 2011

Best Corn Ever

We are thrilled to finally have spring-like weather... even though it keeps getting interrupted by periods of rain and gloom.  Our favorite new recipe for corn comes from my favorite new recipe source, Our Best Bites. Find the full recipe for Elote--Mexican Style Corn on the Cob here.

First, you shuck the corn and remove all the stringiness you can...


Then, grill it so it's blackened and tasty...

And spread on the mayo/sour cream mixture that is flavored with fresh lime juice, cayenne pepper, chili powder, and kosher salt (I know, it sounds weird, but trust me, you'll be glad you did)...

Grate up some cotija cheese...

And spread it to cover the corn. This is especially delicious while it's piping hot. Make sure you clean your face and floss your teeth after, because it makes a delicious mess! It is SO worth the extra effort.

Soph-a-loaf loves corn... we leave off the sauce and cheese off of hers though :).

**Have you tried this type of corn before?
**If not, will you?

7 comments:

Kristi said...

Mmmm, mmmm! That looks SO yummy! We may just have to give it a try.

Christy P. said...

We dress corn by rubbing it with a cut lime wedge and sprinkling with salt. Sometimes with chipolte powder!

Janene said...

mmmmmmmm .... I think we WILL try this!

Janene said...

and now that I went to look at this recipe on the website, seeing it is from Mexico, this must be the type of corn cob in that alarming part on Nacho Libre. Yes? I think so.

Lisa R.D. said...

Christy... that sounds tasty (and more healthy!).

Janene... I must admit, I purposefully "fell asleep" during the movie Nacho Libre, so I have no idea what you are talking about :).

Also.... I've been using Greek Yogurt as a substitute for mayonnaise and/or sour cream and we tried this recipe last night without the mayo (equal parts greek yogurt in its place) and it was delicious! I have loved Greek Yogurt!

Karen in Progress said...

I've tried something similar and it is oh so yummy!

Heather said...

I used to eat these as often as I could find the street venders selling them in LA on my mission. I was just telling Randy about these this week and wondered how to make them. Thank you for posting the recipe. I just bought some corn today and here comes the mess tomorrow.