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Mexican Elotes Recipe

Mexican elotes

Published: June 27, 2016 at 9:19 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + 3 hours
  • A little effort
  • Serves 6

This is a classic way to eat corn in Mexico, and is usually bought from street vendors. Mexican crema is similar to soured cream, but saltier and creamier – perfect for cooling the fiery chilli powder in this recipe

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal258
fat18.8g
saturates10.7g
carbs12.6g
sugars4g
fibre6.6g
protein6.6g
salt0.6g
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Try this recipe for Mexican elotes, then check out our spicy Mexican rice, guacamole, classic nachos and more Mexican-style recipes.

*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards

Ingredients

  • 50g butter
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • cayenne pepper
  • 6 corn on the cob, husks removed
  • 50g cotija or feta, crumbled
  • a small bunch coriander, chopped
  • to serve lime wedges
  • 100g soured cream
  • 50g double cream

Method

  • STEP 1

    To make the crema, mix the soured cream and double cream with 1/4 tsp salt. Cover, and leave at room temperature for 3 hours. Keep out if using straight away, or chill and keep for up to 3 days.

  • STEP 2

    Light the barbecue, and wait until the coals are grey and the flames have died down. Meanwhile heat the butter with the garlic and a pinch of cayenne in a small pan until melted, and season. Char the cobs for 10-15 minutes, continually turning, until the kernels are tender and lightly charred all over.

  • STEP 3

    Brush the cobs with the melted butter, then spread the crema over evenly. Crumble over the cotija and sprinkle with a good pinch of cayenne pepper. Scatter with coriander and serve with lime wedges to squeeze over.

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