Mexican Street Food Recipe: Sweetcorn Elotes with chilli and lime

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This traditional Mexican snack is packed with lime, chilli, sour cream and cheese...

Mexican Sweetcorn Elotes with chilli
In Mexico the humble corn on the cob is grilled or placed on a BBQ and spread with a homemade sauce of cheese, chilli, lime and mayonnaise. Tasty and completely addictive...

Mexican Elotes

Serves: 6

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 corn on the cobs
  • 80g mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon chilli pepper, plus more for serving
  • 2 teaspoons of juice from a lime
  • Pinch of salt
  • 60g grated cotija (Mexican cheese) or parmesan cheese if not available
  • Lime wedges for serving

METHOD

Prepare a medium hot grill or BBQ.

Grill corn until hot and lightly charred all over, 7 to 10 minutes, depending on the temperature of the grill. Meanwhile mix mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice salt and chill pepper.

Roll the corn cobs in mayonnaise mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and more chilli if desired and serve with a lime wedge.




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