Mexican Street Corn (Elote)
This is my version not in any way authentic. It's a very last minute attempt and I don't have the majority of the ingredients. In this version the corn is just steamed. Typically the corn is grilled to have that smoky flavor. I think I captured the essence of this dish. I hope you will give it a try.
Adapted from Simply Recipe.
Mexican street Corn
8 medium ears of sweet corn
1/2 cup Dahi 3% plain yogurt (Mexican crema is better)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup minced cilantro
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
2 drops lime oil ( 2 teaspoons lime zest)
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup baby bell ( baby bell is a milder softer cheese ecause it's what I have, cotija cheese is originally used)
- Boil or grill corn until kernels are soft.
- Sauce: In a small bowl mix together yogurt, mayo, cilantro, garlic, ground chipotle pepper, lime oil and apple cider vinegar.
- Brush cooked corn with the sauce and sprinkle with cheese.
- Serve while it's hot.