Some tend to think that you can only get Elote when you go to festivals somewhere. Thinking that it is extremely hard to make but reality is it is super simple to make. So the question remains what specifically is Elote? Well it is a flavor explosion in your mouth. Simply it is an easy way of grilling corn on the cob and then smearing a delicious mayo based spread on it
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup Mexican crema (sour cream may be substituted), or as necessary for consistency
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed
- vegetable oil, for brushing
- 6 ears fresh corn, husked and cleaned
- 1/2 cup cotija cheese, crumbled
- fresh lime juice, from about 2 medium limes
- chili powder,
- cayenne powder
- smoked paprika, for sprinkling as desired
- fresh cilantro for garnishing, optional
- Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat (or indoor grill pan).
- To a medium bowl, add the mayo, crema, garlic, and stir to combine.
- If you mixture is very thick, add a couple more tablespoons of crema to taste; set mixture aside.
- Brush grill grates with oil, add the corn to the grill, and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until corn is as cooked as desired
- Rotate corn a quarter turn every couple of minutes to ensure even cooking.
- Remove corn from grill, evenly brush all ears with the mayo-crema mixture.
- Either sprinkle with the cheese or add the cheese to a shallow bowl and dredge the corn through the cheese.
- Evenly squirt with lime juice and sprinkle with chili powder, cayenne powder, and/or smoked paprika, to taste.
- Optionally garnish with cilantro and serve immediately.