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Monday, August 25, 2014

Mexican Street Corn


If you've never had this before, it really is worth a try....
especially if you like Mexican food.  It doesn't taste anything like
regular corn on the cob!  It is creamy, spicy, salty, sweet and
with the cilantro and lime, you really get that authentic taste of Mexico!


I've made this a couple of times now and think I've
worked out all the kinks and shortcuts.
Here's how I make it....

Mexican Street Corn

12 ears of fresh sweet corn

With scissors, cut off the brown silk tops and pull most of the
husks off until there is only a thin layer of husks covering the silk
and corn kernels.  

Microwave ears 4 at a time for 5 minutes, turning half way through.
Ears should be slightly under done.  The husks and silk should pull off easily leaving nice clean ears of corn.

Salt ears and grill to get nice char marks for flavor.  

While ears are grilling ~ tear 12 pieces of foil into 12" squares, one to
wrap each ear.  Prepare the seasonings....

1/3 c Mexican Mayonnaise
1/3 c Mexican Crema
1/4 t garlic powder
2 T lime juice

Whisk and set aside.

Crumble 1/2 c Cojita Cheese.  Set aside.

Chili Powder with shaker top.

Chop 1/2 c cilantro.

After ears are grilled, take an ear, lay it on a square of foil.  Brush one side liberally with creamy sauce, sprinkle with cheese, sprinkle with chili 
powder and cilantro. 

Turn ear over on the foil and repeat on the other side.  Wrap lightly and set on platter in warm oven (150F).

Repeat to remaining ears of corn.

Enjoy!



Some people leave the husks attached and only
remove the silks and then use the husks to wrap the
corn instead of using foil.

Don't skip that last step of wrapping the ears and letting
them warm.  It melts the ingredients into the corn
and combines the flavors!

I easily found all the Mexican ingredients at my grocery (Kroger)
in the ethnic food isle.

If you try it, let me know what you think!


40 comments:

  1. And #2 too
    Poor Gloria and Eddie are no where to view
    Corn I used to eat
    This one looks sweet
    Never liked the cob though
    Too much work at my show lol

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    1. A little OCD nakes
      dental floss a necessity! haha.
      Yes, you used to eat it every day.
      Canned, I believe at your bay.
      With crunchy carrots, too.
      And chicken nuggets for all to view.
      Apple juice and a pringles can.
      What a good memory I have throughout the land.
      Heinz was the only ketchup, too,
      that was good enough to suit you.
      My how times have changed
      there at your range!

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    2. Changed indeed
      At my feed
      That or death
      Rather like breath lol

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    3. Yes, breathing is good.
      In and out, like you should. ha.

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  2. I love this Betsy! Look delicious ! Now Im hungry:)

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    1. It was good....very rich, though...but yum@

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    2. I have to wait for summer for these corns:))

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    3. Yes, we are in corn season right now! I'll remind you when we are covered with snow that you need to make it! haha.

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    4. Yes!
      He have had a lot of rain yesterday and we had a earthquarter of 6.2 !
      Was a busy day yesterday!

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    5. Wow! California had an earthquake today, but I didn't hear about yours!

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    6. Yed I heard of Cslifornia was really hard! Many people lost their houses. Here not fortunatelly onlymany was without energy and without phones.

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    7. Glad you're ok. We don't get those in Ohio! Well, we had one teeny tiny one that barely felt like anything one time. We didn't even know it was an earthquake! ha.

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    8. Yeah you only have storms lol
      Seriously I was impressed with all the mess in California.really was strong!

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  3. I've had corn like this at fairs and restaurants, but never made it myself. Looks easy.

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    1. It's very easy...a little time consuming...but worth it!

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  4. Yum! I'm going to have to see if we have those ingredients around here.
    I missed the news of another earthquake too- I heard about California and Iceland.

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    1. Iceland? Wow....they went from the south to the north! Amazing.

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  5. I must check the grocery store tomorrow for those "Mexican" ingredients, and then be sure to visit the corn stand on my way home.

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    1. I hope you find them....it was really fun to try something new!

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  6. oh i am on it...printing out the list and giving it to T for the grocery this week...
    we have this new mexican place here...so authentic...we ate there after church today....

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    1. Love the authentic stuff.....can never go back to Taco Bell, right? hahaha.....

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  7. Oh, those look heavenly! We will certainly give them a try, IF we manage to get more propane for the grill soon! I think I may print this out for next summer. Can't believe I"m saying that, but August has only one week left!

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    1. Giving up on the grill already? haha....There's at least 3 more months of grilling, isn't there? We have friends that grill year-round...silly man stands in the garage with this parka on. haha.

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  8. This looks yummy! I do a slightly easier version that could be made more spicy. A friend in NC sent it to me and I and my friends love it. Take desilked, dehusked, uncooked cob and roll in a mixture of mayonnaise, parmesan cheese and paprika. Roll in foil and bake on the BBQ. That's it! Tastes so good. It sounded very odd to me when he first told me, but it is delicious and easy-peasy.

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  9. Can I have some for breakfast?! Looks yummy!

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    1. You certainly can! But only if you let me have some of that peanut butter cup cheesecake for mine! ha.

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  10. Never had it unfortunately but it looks delicious . . . :)

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  11. Sounds lovely, though I also like it just plain with butter and cheese.

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    1. plain for us here would be butter and salt!

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  12. These look and sound utterly delicious, I don't think that I will be making them though as getting the Mexican ingredients is so darn hard over here, although I did see marshmallow fluff on Friday at the supermarket, so perhaps these things are spreading further than we think! We will get there in the end perhaps. xx

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    1. Yes, we are so close to Mexico...we have that influence, which is so yummy!

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  13. I am absolutely drooling all over my computer.....
    This sounds heavenly.
    Wish I had some corn right now. I would definitely do this one.
    Yummmm!!!!

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    1. It was heavenly! Not anything like regular corn on the cob, either.

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  14. Getting caught up on your last few posts. This looks particularly yummy. I don't know what crema or Mexican mayo are, but I really want to try this.

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    1. You could find both...and the cojita cheese at the grocery...I found all three in the ethnic food isle.

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