Grabbed some corn cobs at the farmers market before temperatures drop and all that’s left is apples and carrots 😑 Here are some quick and easy spicy elotes (Mexican street corn) I took a bunch of shortcuts in the interest of time. If you don’t have a grill like me, just pop the corn directly onto the fire of a gas stove until nicely charred. If you only have an electric stove, you can roast.
- 3-4 corn cobs
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup queso fresco or cotija cheese
- Lime juice, spices, and freshly chopped cilantro for topping
Remove the husks from the corn, wash the corn under hot water, and grill until nicely charred. If you don’t have a grill, add the corn directly onto the fire of a gas stove for a few minutes and rotate until all sides are nicely charred. If you only have an electric stove, you can roast. Set aside.
Add the spices and salt to the mayo and mix together well.
Brush the spicy mayo onto the cobs, and top with cheese, lime juice, more spices if you like heat, and cilantro. Enjoy!