Elotes

Elotes are a Mexican street food, but I prefer to call it grilled deliciousness. This recipe calls for Mexican crema which is like sour cream’s tastier cousin on steroids. There’s a tangy salty combo that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the grilled corn. Elotes are so easy to make and tasty that I don’t want to belabor the topic. Let’s get to the good stuff! Here’s what you’ll need…
Ingredients:
Corn
1/2 cup Mexican crema
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Chili Powder
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
1 cup Cojita cheese

Okay so transparent moment, I learned something when I made these. When using skewers on the grill soak them first! They will burn quickly if you don’t. I’m sure that seems obvious, but it wasn’t obvious the first time I grilled. For some reason, I thought the skewers were treated or something. Anyway back to the recipe!

First, skewer the corn with Soaked skewers like so…

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Next, place the corn on a hot grill and be sure to watch it and turn it often to ensure you get a good char all over.

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Now blend all ingredients in a bowl large enough to roll the corn in. Roll the corn in the mixture then sprinkle with the Cojita cheese. Of course by “sprinkle”,  I mean dump the cheese all over the corn. Sprinkle is too soft of a word. Cover the corn with this amazing salty goodness, then enjoy! Have you ever tried Mexican crema? Which do you prefer, sour cream or Mexican crema? Let me know in the comments below. Hope you enjoy!

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