Recipe: Super Sweet Summer Corn / Elote

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Ahh, summer.  Along with perfect sunny weekends, outdoor dining and fabulous evening stroll weather, summer produce is one of my favorite things about this season!  And topping my list of faves is super sweet summer corn.  When picked at its peak, summer corn is amazingly flavorful and tender.  I usually just steam corn in an inch of water for 3-4 minutes.  The results are delectable!

This past weekend, I decided to spice up my corn on the cob, literally.  As a big fan of elote, or Mexican corn on the cob, I tried to recreate this cheesy, buttery concoction in my tiny apartment kitchen.  I used:

  • 3 ears of corn
  • Butter
  • Mayo
  • Parmesan cheese  (if you can find cotija cheese, even better!)
  • Chili Powder
  • Lime

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.   Place corn in foil-lined dish and bake for 10-11 minutes.

2. Slather baked corn with butter, mayo, cheese, and chili powder.  Serve with lime.

These was deeeeelish!  I wish I had cotija cheese on hand, but Parmesan worked in a pinch. To really turn up the heat, add more chili powder! Enjoy!

Have you had elote before?


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    August 1, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I have tried elote before and it’s so good! I’ll have to try it with parmesan one of these days 🙂

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    August 1, 2012 at 11:40 am

    looks delicious, and way more interesting than my usual boiled corn routine!

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    August 1, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Mmm I love corn this way. Who knew mayo could be so good on corn.

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    kimberly michelle
    August 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I HATE mayo with a passion… and I’m hooked on that dang Cuban corn covered in lime zest! soooooo good!

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    Jessica T
    August 1, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Oooh cotija cheese would be good!

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    August 1, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    A mix of paprika and chili powder is good too

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    August 1, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    mmm..i love mexican corn!
    extra cotija please! 🙂

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    August 2, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Yum!!!!! I wish I had an oven.

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    Big Apple Nosh: NYC Food Blog | New York | Food | Restaurants | Recipes | Reviews | Mexican: Pulqueria
    August 28, 2012 at 10:27 am

    […] …and we were both very happy with our choice!  The corn was super sweet and the creamy mayo, cheese and spritz of lime reminded me of my somewhat inauthentic but delicious Elote attempt. […]

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