I grew up just outside of a Mexican border town, and at least twice month my grandmother would take me across the border to do some shopping. I remember the food stands found at every corner street and almost all of them sold elotes. It was one of my favorite vendor foods. Every time I make it, I am reminded of my childhood.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat corn in a skillet over medium heat until steaming, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and drain water.

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  • Fill several cups or mugs halfway with the corn. Add 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, and 1 to 2 teaspoons chile-lime seasoning to each cup. Squeeze lime juice on top.

Nutrition Facts

294 calories; protein 7.7g; carbohydrates 41g; fat 14.4g; cholesterol 9.6mg; sodium 1188.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2018
5.18.18 Just a drizzle of lime would have worked better for us. I did have some cotija cheese in the fridge (more authentic for elotes, I believe), so I did sub that for the parmesan. Cotija is probably a difficult one to find in many areas, and I think parmesan would be equally good. Full of flavor and quick and easy to make. Kelsie, thanks for sharing, we enjoyed it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/22/2019
Didn't come out anywhere near the way I expected. Consistency was wrong flavor wasn't what I expected. Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2018
5.18.18 Just a drizzle of lime would have worked better for us. I did have some cotija cheese in the fridge (more authentic for elotes, I believe), so I did sub that for the parmesan. Cotija is probably a difficult one to find in many areas, and I think parmesan would be equally good. Full of flavor and quick and easy to make. Kelsie, thanks for sharing, we enjoyed it. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2020
This was soooo good! My husband said we are going to be eating a lot more corn in this house now. Didn't change a thing except I let people add their own tajin or lime juice to their liking. My husband preferred it with no lime juice or tajin. My son preferred it with lime juice and I liked it best with tajin. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
02/22/2019
Didn't come out anywhere near the way I expected. Consistency was wrong flavor wasn't what I expected. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2021
This is quick and easy! Next time, I will either use less mayonnaise, or substitute cream cheese. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2018
This recipe is AMAZING! This is only my second time having this dish. I ordered it a Mexican restaurant while we were traveling and thought "I have to have that again!" I didn't change anything except that I used the Mayo I am accustomed to and I cut the corn off the cob. Everything was accurately proportioned. Absolutely delicious???? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2018
it's sooo tasty.it will also be better if u add mushrooms Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2020
So easy to make. Went great on fish tacos. 100% will use again Read More
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