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Elotes (Mexican Corn in a Cup)

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"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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15 m servings 294
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 cups)


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  1. Heat corn in a skillet over medium heat until steaming, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and drain water.
  2. 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

Per Serving: 294 calories; 14.4 41 7.7 10 1189 Full nutrition

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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. Cotij...

So easy to make. Went great on fish tacos. 100% will use again

Didn't come out anywhere near the way I expected. Consistency was wrong, flavor wasn't what I expected.

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...

it's sooo tasty .it will also be better if u add mushrooms