Saturday, August 8, 2015

Mexican Street Corn

Just a disclaimer: I. HATE. MAYO. With gusto. Just the sound it makes when it comes out of the jar is enough to make me gag. There are two exceptions to this rule: 
  1. BLT sandwiches.
  2. Mexican street corn.
Have you ever had Mexican street corn? It's super trendy right now. It's turning up at food trucks & all over the blogosphere… and for good reason! They're basically just an ear of corn schmeared with a spiced mayo & sprinkled with herbs and cheese. You may raise your eyebrows at that, but good Lord they are #MFEO.

I don't know if they actually serve this corn on the streets of Mexico, but if they do, just book me a one way ticket. 

These beauties are showstoppers. They're big on both flavor & presentation. And they've just got to grace your table at your next get together. I'm obsessed. And your guests will be too. 

  • 4 Tbsp light mayo
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 4 ears corn, shucked
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (the authentic recipes call for queso fresco--which is great too!)
  1. Preheat grill to medium high.
  2. Combine mayo and chili powder in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cut butter into tablespoon sized portions. Cut each tablespoon into 4 cubes. 
  4. Lay out 4 pieces of aluminum foil and place 1 ear of corn on each. Lay 4 cubes of butter next to each ear of corn. Wrap tightly.
  5. Grill corn for 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally.
  6. Remove corn from foil packets and place on a platter. Spread chili mayo over the tops of the corn. Sprinkle with cilantro & parmesan. Serve immediately.

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