For a recent annual dinner party with some friends we decided to put together a Mexican Fiesta! One of the spectacular finds was Elotes. It’s a popular street food with grilled corn. Brilliant as a side dish or just a random snack when you want something a little different.
One corn on the cob per person… out of season be buy frozen half corns and have two each!
A splash of any oil… just to lightly coat each corn. Vegetable or sunflower is ok, as well as butter.
Fresh coriander… chopped as a garnish.
A couple of wedges of lime.
Any melting tangy cheese… I normally just use a cheddar but traditionally cotija is used, crumbled or a feta.
What you need to do…
Coat each corn lightly in the oil and place under a hot grill. Turn as each side grills. A bit of charring adds flavour… if for a party this can be done in preparation then the corns can be put in a hot oven nearer the time needed.
Whilst still hot, slather each corn with mayonnaise.
Place on a dish and crumble or grate the cheese over this
Sprinkle with cayenne pepper.
Squeeze lime juice over the corn and garnish with chopped fresh coriander.
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