Elote

We’re back after some time away spent moving to a new (but still tiny) apartment!

Corn is one of my favorite vegetables in the summer.  It lends well to classic summer flavors, whether grilled or freshly chopped in salads.  I was craving a dense and flavorful corn dish, so I whipped up some elote today.

Elote is a popular Mexican street food consisting of corn on the cob topped with butter, mayonnaise (or sour cream/crema), cotija cheese*, cayenne pepper, and lime juice.

*Cotija cheese can be hard to find in grocery stores – easy substitutions include Parmesan and feta.

1. Cook the corn.  I steamed them, but you can grill, bake, broil, or microwave them.

2. Spread on the butter, followed by the mayo.

Not exactly a bikini-friendly food…

3. Sprinkle on the cheese.

4. Slice up some limes and add as much cayenne pepper as you can handle.

Best to smear it all over and then eat – keep extra napkins on hand!

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