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Elote (Ee•Lów•Tay)

Posted byShana Meshbesher on Fri, Jul 03, 2015 @ 12:51 PM

Laura Poe has done it again; she took a very simple recipe, and then cranked up the flavor notch! Take your local sweet corn and add a few extra things you might already have in your pantry to add a flavorful twist to an already amazing summertime food favorite!


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ELOTE ~ Mexican Street-Style Sweet Corn


4 ears sweet corn, husk peeled back or removed
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp mayonnaise (can use sour cream for egg-free option)
1 tsp chipotle powder, or chili powder
1/4 cup crumbled cojita or grated
parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1 lime, sliced into wedges
Sea salt to taste

To Grill

-Prepare grill to med-high heat.

-Rub sweet corn with butter to coat completely.

-Grill each side for ~2 mins; total grill time about 8-10 mins, until lightly charred & cooked tender.

To Roast

-Preheat the oven to 400º F.

-Rub sweet corn with butter to coat completely.

-Roast for approximately 10 mins. Corn should be tender & lightly-browned.

Final Preparation

-Remove corn from grill or oven. Brush each ear with mayonnaise to coat.

-Sprinkle corn with chipotle powder, cheese & fresh cilantro.

-Squeeze lime juice over the corn, add pinch of salt & serve.

Tags: Recipes, Fresh and Local!, Sweet Corn