Mexican Corn on the Cob

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    This grilled corn recipe is packed full of fresh, bright, and amazing flavors. Each bite of this Mexican Corn on the Cob will have you begging for more.

    Mexican Corn on the Cob is one of the best, grilled corn recipes out there. Served as a side, it is a great way to spice up any BBQ.  #elote #mexicancorn #cornonthecob www.savoryexperiments.com

    Mexican Corn on the Cob is one of the best, grilled corn recipes out there. Served as a side, it is a great way to spice up any BBQ.

    I seriously love corn season.  Nothing says summer like buttery corn on the cob, but sometimes I just want my taste buds to go wild. Mexican Corn on the Cob is the answer to my prayers!

    Our friends, Darren and Laura, serve the most addictive Mexican street corn at their annual Cinco de Mayo party.

    Mexican Corn on the Cob is one of the best, grilled corn recipes out there. Served as a side, it is a great way to spice up any BBQ.  #elote #mexicancorn #cornonthecob www.savoryexperiments.com

    It is literally the best corn you can ever imagine. Charred to perfection and rolled in Crema Mexicana, sprinkled with crumbled cheese, and spritzed with lime juice.

    It is a meal all by itself. With Laura’s permission, I asked to publish the recipe for Mexican Corn on the Cob so I can share this revelation with you.

    Mexican Corn on the Cob is credited to Laura’s brother, Steve Espinoza, who at the end of his original recipe says “you’ll want to slap yourself because it is SO good!” He isn’t wrong!

    Mexican Corn on the Cob is one of the best, grilled corn recipes out there. Served as a side, it is a great way to spice up any BBQ.  #elote #mexicancorn #cornonthecob www.savoryexperiments.com

    The original recipe calls for cojita cheese and crema Mexicana.  On the day I was making this dish however, I was unable to find either.

    I substituted queso fresco for the cotija and made my own Quick Crema Mexicana.  I also add a little bit of chopped cilantro for an herbaceous note.

    Some American versions of Mexican Corn on the Cob corn use mayonnaise instead of crema Mexicana, but take the extra time to locate it or make your own. It makes all the difference in the world.

    If you love this recipe as much as I do, you can also make my Mexican Street Corn Salad by making this recipe and taking it off the cob and into a bowl for easy eating!

    Mexican Corn Salad Recipe - Traditional Mexican street corn is turned into the best salad ever. Lime, Mexican cheese with avocado, red onions and crema mexicana. It's so good, just grab a spoon! www.savoryexperiments.com

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    Mexican Corn on the Cob is one of the best, grilled corn recipes out there. Served as a side, it is a great way to spice up any BBQ.  #elote #mexicancorn #cornonthecob www.savoryexperiments.com

    4.84 from 6 votes
    Mexican Street Corn is a the best grilled corn smothered in Crema Mexicana, lime juice, cheese butter and cilantro. A great BBQ side dish recipe!
    Mexican Corn on the Cob
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    1 hr 30 mins
    Total Time
    1 hr 35 mins
     

    Mexican Corn on the Cob or Mexican Street Corn is the best, grilled corn smothered in Crema Mexicana, lime juice, cheese, butter, and cilantro. A great BBQ side dish recipe!

    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Keyword: elotes, mexican corn on the cob
    Servings: 12
    Calories: 225 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 12 ears corn
    • 1/2 cup butter melted
    • 1 cup crema mexicana
    • 6 limes quartered
    • 1 cup queso cotija or queso fresco crumbled
    • 1 tablespoon Mexican chili powder
    • 2 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped
    Instructions
    1. Heat grill to medium-high heat. Grill corn in the husk for 45 minutes. Rotating halfway through.
    2. Allow to cool so you can handle, then husk the corn. You can also wear gloves if you don't have time to allow them to cool fully.
    3. Place butter into a long dish, roll each corn cob in butter and sprinkle with Mexican chili powder. Butter the corn and generously sprinkle chili powder over the corn. Return to the grill to create a char, any where from 10-20 minutes.
    4. Remove and spritz with all 6 limes wedges. Place crema Mexicana in long dish, roll each corn cob in crema Mexicana. Sprinkle with crumbled cheese and another dish of Mexican chili powder. Enjoy!
    5. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

    Nutrition Facts
    Mexican Corn on the Cob
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 225 Calories from Fat 126
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 14g22%
    Saturated Fat 7g44%
    Cholesterol 41mg14%
    Sodium 313mg14%
    Potassium 297mg8%
    Carbohydrates 22g7%
    Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 7g8%
    Protein 5g10%
    Vitamin A 765IU15%
    Vitamin C 15.8mg19%
    Calcium 110mg11%
    Iron 0.9mg5%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

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