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!

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Elotes!

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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

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Here’s the mixed mayo sauce!

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The corn is ready for shucking! Shuck it!

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

Tadah! Enjoy this delicious corn!

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