Mexican Street Corn

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By Emily Maxson

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The first time I visited New York City, I went with my sister, Liz. An apparel designer, Liz was traveling there for a trend shopping trip and invited me to join her. She told me, “Since you are the foodie, you can pick where we eat. I only have one place we need to go to, Cafe Habana for the Mexican Street Corn.” Once I tasted the corn there, I understood why this was a must-stop for her. It was incredible. After returning home, I set out to duplicate it for my family. I have made it many different ways and this simple version is the one my family likes the best. I serve it in the summer when the sweet corn is in season. Enjoy!

 

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Mexican Street Corn

  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale

4 ears sweet corn, shucked

1/4 cup good quality mayonnaise

1/4 cup Mexican Crema or sour cream

4 oz. cojita cheese, crumbled

1 lime, cut in wedges

Cayenne pepper

Sea salt

Instructions

1. Fill a large pot with water and add 1/4 -1/2 tsp salt.

2. Bring the water to a boil over high heat.

3. Add the corn and cook for 10-12 minutes.

4. If you want to grill the corn, boil it for only 5-6 minutes, then you can brush it lightly with olive oil and grill over high heat until slightly charred or skip the grilling step.

5. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and Mexican Crema.

6. Using a spatula, spread the mixture evenly on the hot corn.

7. Roll the corn in the crumbled cojita cheese.

8. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper and sea salt.

9. Serve with lime wedges.

  • Author: Emily Maxson
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
emily maxson

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Food is my passion. I am inspired by both the art and the science of the culinary world. I enjoy being in my kitchen creating, testing and writing recipes to share with you. I believe that cooking food at home is one of the best things you can do for your health, and it doesn’t have to be complicated.

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