Monday, June 19, 2017

Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

Easy and flavorful homemade, elote in just a few minutes!


Easy and flavorful homemade, Mexican street corn in just a few minutes!

I know I talk about my LDS mission a lot in my posts, but it is for good reason. I was a Spanish-speaking missionary in California and most nights we ate dinner with Latin american families. The little Latin cuisine I had experienced was very Americanized. After going to a training center (MTC) to prepare to serve my LDS mission and speak the Spanish language, I was sent to Santa Rosa, CA. The guy who would be my first companion (trainer) for the next 3 months was a seasoned veteran as far as missionaries go, and knew a lot about the Latin cuisine delicacies.

He, like me, loved experiencing food. One of the very first Latin foods he had me try was authentic elote (street corn) from a street vendor. I had honestly never seen nor thought of anything other than butter on corn. I was then introduced to this strange looking concoction of corn, some mayonnaisey, creamy mixture, some dark red spice, and cheese.

Easy and flavorful homemade, Mexican street corn in just a few minutes!

I took a bite of the mystery food and was instantly hooked. I soon learned this to be elote, and it made me wonder why I had eaten corn any other way before. What a weird yet amazing combination. I found out what it all entailed and started making it on my own because I couldn't get enough of it. A few minutes of grilling the corn, mixing the cream mixture, and sprinkling on extras, will get you this amazing combination right from your own home! Hope you enjoy!

Keaton



Yield: 8 - 10 ears of corn

Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

prep time: 5 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 20 mins

INGREDIENTS:


  • 8 - 10 ears of corn
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups fresh parmesan
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • 1 - 2 tsp chili powder

INSTRUCTIONS


  1. Grill husked corn on medium to high heated grill and rotate until all sides are browned
  2. While grilling, mix sour cream and mayonnaise
  3. When finished grilling, spread sour cream and mayonnaise mixture over corn and sprinkle on parmesan, chili powder, and lime as desired
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Ashton Swank
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