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delicious mexican style corn on the cob served with a drizzle of spicy mayo, along with a sprinkle of cojita cheese and finely chopped cilantro.

Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote)

Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote) is an easy to make, flavorful street snack with the most delicious topping ever. This is the best and classic way to serve corn on the cob!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Bhutta Recipe, Carnival Food, Cinco de Mayo, Corn on the Cob, Gluten Free, Mexican Recipe, Sweet Corn
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 286kcal


  • 4 Sweet Corn with the husk removed
  • 3 tablespoon Butter adjust to taste
  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon Red chile powder adjust to taste
  • ½ Lime adjust to taste
  • 2 tablespoon Cilantro finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoon Cotija cheese or use any crumbled cheese
  • ½ teaspoon Red pepper flakes for garnish


Step I

  • In a large pot, bring water to a boil with some salt. Add sweet corn, cover with a lid and cook for 5 minutes.
    4 Sweet Corn
  • Put the oven on broil mode. Place the boiled corn on the baking tray and brush it with butter. Broil for 3 to 5 minutes till it is charred or dark spots appear.
    3 tablespoon Butter

Step II

  • In a small bowl, add mayonnaise and red chile powder and mix well.
    ¼ cup Mayonnaise, ½ to 1 teaspoon Red chile powder
  • Brush the broiled corn with some more butter and then drizzle some lime juice.
    ½ Lime
  • Spread mayonnaise mixture and sprinkle cilantro and cotija cheese.
    2 tablespoon Cilantro, 3 tablespoon Cotija cheese
  • Garnish with red pepper flakes if you want it spicy.
    ½ teaspoon Red pepper flakes
  • Mexican Corn on the Cob is ready. Serve and enjoy.


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 660IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg