6 ears of corn, husk left intact
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
1 tablespoon Sriracha hot chili sauce
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
¼ cup chicken stock
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
¾ cup cotija cheese, broken down into small chunks
2 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped
ground chili powder to taste


Over a medium-hot grill roast, the corn until the husks are charred, about 10 minutes if done over the stove grill. Turn husk occasionally to uniformly char the husk while not burning the kernels underneath it. Set the charred husk aside to cool, then shuck them and cut off the corns from the cob.
Meanwhile in a small bowl mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, hot sauce, lime juice, chicken stock, salt, pepper, and sugar. Mix well and set aside
When ready to eat, in a large skillet add the corn and the mayonnaise mixture and sauté over medium-low heat, until warm. Pour into a bowl, garnish with cilantro, cheese, and chili powder.


Elote, a sublime side dish made with corn that will make you come back for more, and more. And since the corn is in season and most tender, the perfect opportunity presented itself to make it.

We enjoy this dish from one of our favorite restaurants in town and the occasion rose itself to prepare it in my kitchen with a twist and share it with all of you, and I am confident that you love it.

Elote is a very popular grilled Mexican street corn slathered with mayonnaise, seasoned with a kick of chili powder and fresh lemon juice. And let’s not forget the salty Cojita cheese and cilantro. Very messy to eat, however worth every bite.

The traditional way of serving it is on the cob itself that is grilled. Having a child with braces makes it a bit challenging to do so. Thus this version.

I did no use my barbeque grill but my over the stove grill pan. Doing so it tenderized the corn and brought out all the sweetness.

The balance between the sweetness of the corn and the salty Cojita cheese is heaven for your taste buds. The hot sauce is just the perfect hint of heat that will linger with a great bold flavor of sweet corn in the forefront.




Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 11:54am


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