Elotes - Mexican Street Corn - Skillet
October 15, 2021
"Elotes, or Mexican Street Corn, is notoriously messy to eat, because it involves corn on the cob. When it's not fresh corn season, it's still possible to enjoy it using frozen corn - and it's not so messy! I combined a few recipes for this version."
- Serving Size: 1 (324.5 g)
- Calories 324.8
- Total Fat - 14.6 g
- Saturated Fat - 7.2 g
- Cholesterol - 32 mg
- Sodium - 855.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 42.9 g
- Dietary Fiber - 7.3 g
- Sugars - 1.1 g
- Protein - 12 g
- Calcium - 193.4 mg
- Iron - 2 mg
- Vitamin C - 17.3 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Step by Step Method
Melt butter in a skillet over medium- high heat. Stir in frozen corn. Cook just until corn is heated through, stirring often. If some of it gets a bit charred, that makes it more authentic!
Stir in mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, cumin and chili powder, or hot sauce.
Add half of cotija cheese, stirring until somewhat melted.
Sprinkle the top with remaining cheese and garnish with a dash of chili powder or more hot sauce and cilantro or green onions, or some of both.
No special items needed.
The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.
- If using fresh corn, make sure to husk it before cooking.
- For the cheese, cotija is the traditional option, but any crumbly cheese can be used as a substitute.
- Substitute olive oil for butter - This substitution is healthier and will make the dish vegan-friendly.
- Substitute feta cheese for cotija cheese - This substitution will give the dish a more Mediterranean flavor while still providing a salty, crumbly texture.
Vegetarian Elotes Replace the butter with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Omit the cotija cheese and replace it with 1/4 cup of vegan cheese. Replace the mayonnaise with a vegan mayonnaise alternative.
Mexican Rice - This fragrant, flavorful side dish is the perfect accompaniment to Elotes - Mexican Street Corn. It's easy to make and can be cooked in the same skillet as the corn, making it a convenient one-pan meal. The rice adds a delicious contrast in texture and flavor to the corn, and helps to balance out the spiciness of the dish.
Pico de Gallo - This fresh, colorful salsa is a perfect complement to Mexican Rice and Elotes. It adds a bright, fresh flavor to the dish, and the crunchy vegetables provide a nice contrast to the creamy texture of the rice and the corn. The acidity of the tomatoes and lime juice also helps to balance out the spiciness of the Elotes.
Q: How do I make Elotes - Mexican Street Corn - Skillet?
A: To make Elotes - Mexican Street Corn - Skillet, melt butter in a skillet over medium- high heat. Stir in frozen corn. Cook just until corn is heated through, stirring often. Then stir in mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, or hot sauce. Add half of cotija cheese, stirring until somewhat melted. Sprinkle the top with remaining cheese and garnish with a dash of chili powder or more hot sauce and cilantro or green onions, or some of both. Enjoy!
Q: What are the health benefits of eating Elotes?
A: Elotes are a nutritious snack that provides essential vitamins and minerals. It is a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, calcium, and iron. It is also low in fat and calories, making it an ideal snack for those watching their weight. Additionally, elotes are a good source of antioxidants and can help reduce inflammation in the body.
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The dish Elotes has been around since Aztec times, and it has been a favorite street food of Mexico for centuries.
The dish has become increasingly popular in the United States, with celebrities like Selena Gomez and Mario Lopez sharing their love for Elotes on social media.