Elote

Hubby and I are in love with a cute little taco place called Dorado. It’s just up the street and they have amazing fish tacos. During the summer months, they also have Elote as a side dish. We decided to give it a shot one day and instantly fell in love.

Elote is a Mexican style corn that is grilled and then smothered in cheeses and spices. If you haven’t had it before, you should definitely try it. When I saw that We Are Not Martha had made Elote at home, I knew I needed to make this. Since we don’t have a grill, I boiled the corn for a few minutes, then broiled it in the oven to get a beautiful char on the corn.

The cheese sauce that covers this corn is not diet friendly. But it sure is tasty. Hubby and I have been enjoying this with lovely fresh corn this summer.

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Elote

Yield: 2

Ingredients:

1.5 Tbsp mayo
1 Tbsp sour cream
1/4 tsp lime zest
1/4 tsp fresh lime juice
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp chili powder
pinch of salt
2 ears of corn
1/2 cup crumbled or grated Cotija cheese

Directions:

Mix together the sour cream, mayo, lime zest, lime juice, chili powder, cayenne, and salt. Cover the spread and store it in the fridge while the corn is cooking.

Grill the corn. If you do not have a grill, you can simply boil the corn. To char the corn, play under the broiler for 3-5 minutes per side until charred.

While your corn is cooking, use a cheese grater to grate the Cotija.

Once the corn is done, use the back of a spoon to rub the spread onto the hot corn.

Roll the corn in the grated cheese.

Once each ear of corn is rolled in the grated cheese, sprinkle another dash of chili powder or splash of lime juice!

Recipe as seen on We Are Not Martha

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9 Responses to “Elote”

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — September 13, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Yum, the grilled corn looks delicious! I so wish I had a grill to make this myself although I may try it with a grill pan!

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    the twins — September 13, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    i definitely need to try this. there’s a cuban restaurant near me that makes the best grilled corn like this, and i’ve been wanting to try making it forever. yours looks delicious!

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    lifeandkitchen.com — September 13, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Ummm corn with cheese and spices? You can’t go wrong! That sounds delicious!

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    Melissa — September 13, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Oh my…that is taking corn to the next level for sure! Yum!

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    Cara — September 14, 2010 at 2:13 am

    I bookmarked this a while ago and can’t wait to try it. Um, I better not wait much longer or else there might not be any corn left to do so!

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    Eliana — September 14, 2010 at 3:03 am

    This is my favorite way to eat corn. It’s so gosh darn delicious I can’t get enough of it. Yours looks absolutely perfect.

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    Elina — September 14, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Oh yeah, I made this too (here: http://healthyandsane.com/2010/08/new-meatless-favorites/) Couldn’t help but lighten it up a bit but it was still delicious!
    PS- I’m hosting a very sweet giveaway. Check it out! :)

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    nutmegnanny — September 14, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Oh wow this looks amazing!

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    Shannon — September 15, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Mmm, love :)

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