I can’t remember exactly what made me think of Elote, but the first time I had it was at the Tres Agaves food truck that occasionally comes to my office building. I immediately fell in love with it but it wasn’t until recently that I thought of making it myself. I looked up the recipe online, but couldn’t find a single recipe that seemed authentic enough, but it gave me an idea of what the ingredients should be. I went to a Mexican store near work and grabbed the Cojita (Mexican Cheese) and got the rest from the local Safeway. It turned out absolutely amazing. Here goes the recipe:
4 ears of corn, shocked
1/3 cup sour cream or Mexican crema
2 Tbs mayonaise
2 Tbs chopped cilantro
1/3 cup grated Cojita cheese
1/3 tbs cayenne pepper
Few lime wedges for serving
salt to taste
Mix the sour cream, mayo, cayenne pepper, 3/4 of cilantro and 2/3 of the cojita cheese. Squeeze the lime and mix well.
Boil the corns for about 5 minutes. Grill them for about 8 to 10 minutes until slightly charred. You can either use your gas stove for this part or use a bbq if you have one. I used my gas stove and they were grilled perfectly.
Coat the corns with the sauce mixture, sprinkle with the rest of the cojita cheese and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.