Elote: Mexican Grilled Corn

Have you guys ever had Elote? It’s that Mexican street corn you might have seen around. Let me tell you something. After you try this you will never want to eat corn on the cob any other way. That is a promise! It’s a total party in your mouth. Remember in the movie Nacho Libre when Eskeletor is always getting it? I wanted to try it after that, just for kicks but I didn’t think I was going to like it. Ever since I’ve been obsessed. It’s awesome for BBQ’s or just weeknights at home. You can even do this with your George Foreman.



4 Ears of Corn, still in husks but silk removed
1/4 Cup Melted Butter
1/4 Cup Mayo
Juice of 1/2 Lime
Crumbly Cotija Cheese (Queso Fresca works too!)
Chile Powder
Lime Wedges
Skewers (optional)
Grill corn in husks about 15-20 minutes, turning at least once during cooking time. While corn is grilling, mix melted butter, mayonaise and lime juice until well blended. Remove corn from grill, remove or pull back husks and spread mayo mixture onto corn. Sprinkle with chile powder and cheese to taste before serving with lime wedges.

To add a little more kick, mix chile powder with cayenne pepper (to taste) before sprinkling.

If you haven’t seen Nacho Libre, I hereby recommend it to you. It’s stupid, and so awesome. This is the best quote from the whole movie!

Another one of my favorites… “Save me a piece of that corn for later!” Anyway, if you like this recipe you’ll also like Avocado Cilantro Lime Salsa and Easy Delicious Blender Salsa.

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    anyonita green

    LOL. I’m so glad you posted that Nacho Libre quote because as soon as I saw that corn, that’s what I was thinking about lol! :) This corn looks amazing! I love corn; especially fresh summer corn! Nom nom nom!

    Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my
    link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your
    recipes! Here’s the link: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tasty-tuesdays-14-plus-16-dad-approved-fathers-day-recipes.html

      Sarah @ Pretty Providence

      Haha, yessss. It’s the best. I am glad you appreciate it! I was afraid no one would get it, but of course there are bound to be cool people like you who share my love for Nacho humor!! :)

    Kaylynn Young

    HAHAH! As I’m reading this I’m thinking, “Get that Corn outta ma fayce!” And lo and behold, you have that picture at the end. I knew I liked you. Looks delish!

      Sarah @ Pretty Providence

      Yay! So glad you enjoy it. The corn really is a-maze-ing. (pun intended…haha.)

    Audra Day

    Oooo I’m excited!

      Sarah @ Pretty Providence

      You should be! It’s worth the hype :)


    This sounds and looks delicious!!! Please come share it at Two Girls and a Party linky party!!http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/two-girls-and-a-party-linky-party-20/


    I’ve never seen the movie, but this look delicious! Can’t wait to try it, thanks for sharing!

      Sarah @ Pretty Providence

      Oh Kari, I totally recommend it. I mean, brace yourself, for some really silly stuff. It is so funny though, and really fun to quote after the fact!

    Cristina Carrera

    Ha, such a stupid movie. Love it. I also love this corn. I like making Esquites better, on account of it being less sloppy to eat, but it’s just not as Summer-y.

      Sarah @ Pretty Providence

      Esquites sounds awesome! Thanks for mentioning it :) I had never even heard of it but I just looked it up and it does look great. I’ll have to try that soon!