Corn on the Cob... on the Stick!! Mexican Style Elote!!




About: Ego sum qui sum

I betcha know this one, but... do you know the mexican way???
Corn on the cob, either steamed or grilled, is something you can find on the streets of Mexico City and pretty much every public square in the country.

Great way to enjoy a healthy delicious snack on the go. Either you're enjoying a walk in the park or on your way to work or a hot date, you can grab one of this (just floss before you kiss your hot date, wink wink).

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Step 1: Ingredients

Basically, corn on the cob, either steamed or grilled. I got pictures of the steamed kind, but I'll promise to get grilled ones, so I can keep this instructable truth to itself.
- Mayonnaise (or cream, I actually don't like mayonnaise, JUST on this kind of snack actually).
- Grated hard cheese, like queso fresco. Hey, but what about experimenting?? Try with parmesan!!! I'll bet is gonna taste yummy!!
-Chile powder.

For the grilled kind, the best is just lemon juice (just rub the lemon to the corn), salt and chile powder.

Step 2: Stick It In!!!

In order to properly handle everything, you have to start with getting a very thick skewer in your corn. Oh yeah, a very tender corn won't give a fight, but you can help the skewer go through by holding the cob with a towel and hitting the skewer on a table or the counter top, the wall, a hard sturdy surface.

Step 3: OMG, Smeared!!!

Smear some mayo on the cob. I like it just enough for the cheese to stick, I actually HATE mayo, but this is an exception. Mayo goes well with the corn flavor, I promise.

So, a nice thin coat of mayo and let get to the yummy part!

Step 4: Cheesy!!

Get a big, wide dish to put the grated cheese, big enough so your cob will fit under a beautiful tasty shower of cheese. Cover it all over with creamy tasty cheese.

Step 5: Hot Mamma!!

The spiciest, the better. Sprinkle chile powder all over the cob, to add extra flavor. If you can get what we call "chile piquín" (assorted chiles mixed and powdered in a delicious hot spice).

Step 6: Enjoy!

The most important step: EAT IT!!

Big mouthfuls of tender grains, slimmy yucky mayo (but necesary), creamy sweet cheese and spicy chile.

Yeah people, if you wanna keep it simple go ahead with the grilled kind, but lemme tell you: not the same.

I was planning on showing a pic of the leftovers, but I was too busy licking the remains of the cheese off my lips... and his lips as well, teehee...

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    6 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    I have some lemon mayo I'm going to try this with! Thanks for sharing!


    5 years ago

    Mayonaissa (with lime) makes a huge flavor difference.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    You forgot the butter (at least we add butter - maybe it's an eastern Mexico thing) ;D it's good though! This needs more votes :P

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Butter, yeah!! well. Not on Mexico City's streets. Just grossie gross mayo and cheese, but I love 'em with butter!!! Shiz, now I want one with butter!!!!


    9 years ago on Step 3

    yeah most ppl might think that mayo is gross with corn but its REALLY good :D


    9 years ago on Introduction

    this is my favorite! of course being half mexican i already knew about this but its still amazing :)))