Elotes (Mexican Corn-on-the-Cob)

I first encountered elotes in Hawaii (I know, of all places right?) right by Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck! It was so so so good, but it was also very expensive at $4 a cob! There was a sale at our local grocery store–5 cobs for $1, and I decided to make elotes instead! These are so so so good!




  • 5 ears of corn
  • 1/4 cup mayonaise
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup shaved parmesan



Mix the mayo, lime juice, paprika and chili powder.


Here’s the mixed mayo sauce!


The corn is ready for shucking! Shuck it!


Break the corn in half, and place it in a pot. Fill the pot with about 1 inch of water, then cover and boil for about 5 minutes.

Once it’s parboiled, remove from the pot.


Place the corn on the grill and grill it for some roasted color and flavor.


Here’s the corn on the grill! I like to brush it with butter as they are roasting.


Decide how roasted you want your corn to be. I like it pretty nicely browned all over!


Some didn’t get as brown as I would have liked, but that’s okay.


Spread the corn with the mayo sauce, and sprinkle parmesan all over.

Tadah! Enjoy this delicious corn!


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