From Mexico to Smorgasbord, NYC, elotes can be found all over. This Mexican-style corn on the cob, also known as elotes, is a popular street food that you can now make at home.


  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:15 mins
  • Total Time:20 mins
  • Servings:4
  • Easy


  • Corn on the cob
  • Mayonnaise or sour cream
  • Grated Parmesan crumbled feta or Cojita cheese
  • Seasonings
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  • Step 1

    Boil or steam your corn. While your corn is cooking, grate some fresh Parmesan into a bowl.

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  • Step 2

    Once your corn is fully cooked, skewer it and slather on some mayo. (If you hate mayonnaise you can use sour cream.)

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  • Step 3

    Hold the corn over a plate and thoroughly cover it with the grated cheese. Traditionally, elotes are made with Cojita cheese but that can be hard to come by.

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  • Step 4

    Last, sprinkle on some seasonings to taste. Traditional seasoning would be chili powder with a squeeze of lime but Cajun seasoning works really well, too.

    Sprinkle on some seasonings such as salt or pepper and enjoy!

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Share your elotes with your friends and family. Don't forget to Instagram it!

Check out this article next to learn more about Mexican food.