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Similar to elote, but the corn kernels are removed from the cob. Sweet, smoky, salty, spicy--basically all the flavors-- corn.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
55 mins
additional:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water and sugar in a large bowl and stir well. Leaving corn in husks, soak for at least 1 hour.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for low heat with mesquite chips in the wood box. Lightly oil the grate.

  • Grill corn, still in husks, for 45 minutes. Remove from grill and let cool before shucking.

  • Cut corn from the cobs and combine with chili powder. Saute corn kernels in a skillet over medium heat, tossing frequently, until you see come charring, about 5 minutes.

  • Add cotija cheese, crema, cilantro, and salt and cook until warmed through, about 4 more minutes. Spritz with lime juice and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

265 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 48.3g; fat 7.7g; cholesterol 22.6mg; sodium 612.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews

Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2021
Perfect just as written. Thank you! Read More