Mexican avenue corn is a staple of summer season and it is easy to make at dwelling! High char-grilled corn on the cob with a tangy, creamy sauce, sprinkle with crumbled cheese and dive in. Make this on your subsequent yard cook-out!

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At any time when we return to my husband’s hometown for any of the summer season holidays – Flag Day, July 4th, or Labor Day – there may be at all times a little taco cart sitting on the park with the remainder of the meals vans.

This one cart at all times a line stretching out in entrance and across the nook with folks ready to get their mitts on traditional avenue tacos, burritos, and grilled Mexican avenue corn (elotes) slathered in sauce.

After we are distant from the vigorous celebrations of his hometown, my husband and I can relive the enjoyable by grilling corn on the grill and making our personal model of Mexican avenue corn in only a few minutes. The charred kernels and the tangy sauce actually make this completely different out of your on a regular basis corn on the cob.

VIDEO! Make Mexican Avenue Corn (Elotes)

Swaps & Substitutions for Mexican Corn

  • Mexican crema: Search for crema alongside the bitter cream or with the cheeses at your grocery retailer. In the event you aren’t capable of finding it, by all means, use common bitter cream. Crema is just a little thinner than bitter cream and has added salt, which makes it additional divine. It’s normally what we hold in our home now!
  • Cotija cheese: If cotija isn’t out there, be happy to omit it, or simply use grated Parmesan or crumbled feta cheese as an alternative.

Eat Mexican Avenue Corn

There may be completely no method to eat this messy corn on the cob delicately, however normally you’re not alone since half of the opposite folks gathering for the occasion are equally lined in it as effectively. Small city occasions, and their avenue cart meals, imply that summer season is de facto right here!

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What to Pair with Mexican Avenue Corn

Grilled Mexican corn makes any yard barbecue into a celebration. Strive pairing it with a few of these dishes:

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Grilled Mexican Avenue Corn (Elote) Recipe

In the event you aren’t capable of finding conventional Mexican crema in your native grocery retailer, by all means, use common bitter cream. You can even substitute grated Parmesan cheese or crumbled feta for the cotija.


  • 6 to eight medium ears candy corn, husks eliminated
  • half cup Mexican crema, or bitter cream
  • half cup mayonnaise
  • half cup minced cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/four teaspoon floor chipotle pepper, to style
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest, from one lime
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice, from one lime
  • half cup cotija cheese, crumbled
  • Lime wedges, to serve


1 Warmth a gasoline or charcoal grill to 400F. Clear the grates as soon as it has heated.

2 Whisk collectively the sauce: In a bowl, whisk collectively the crema, mayonnaise, cilantro, garlic, chipotle pepper, lime zest and lime juice. Style and season the combination with salt if wanted. (Crema has just a little salt already, so add additional judiciously.) Put aside.

Squeezing the lime for the crema topping for mexican street cornWhisk together the crema topping for Grilled Mexican Street Corn

three Grill the corn: Place the husked corn instantly onto grill grates. Grill the corn for about three minutes, undisturbed, or till kernels start to show golden brown and look charred. Flip over and repeat. When all sides are browned, take away from the grill onto a plate.

Lay the corn right on the grill for making elotesGrilled corn for make an elote recipe


four High the corn with sauce and cheese: Utilizing a brush or a spoon, coat every ear of corn with the crema combination. Sprinkle with crumbled cojita cheese. Sprinkle with further chipotle pepper, if desired. Serve instantly with additional lime wedges.

Spread the grilled corn with the Mexican crema topping

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Megan Keno

Megan Keno, is the author, recipe developer, and photographer behind the nationally acknowledged meals weblog Nation Cleaver. Her work has been featured in Nation Residing Journal, Higher Houses and Gardens, America’s Check Kitchen, The Kitchn, and on The Pioneer Girl’s Tasty Kitchen Weblog.

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