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November 10, 2020

Mexican Street Corn in a Cup (Esquites)


Roasted corn with a tangy, creamy sauce, sprinkled with cheese, and a chile seasoning all in a cup or small bowl. Quick and easy to make, perfect for game day, holiday parties,  summer barbecues, and more!!
Mexican Street Corn in a bowl

Street corn (Elote) that we’re familiar with has roots in Mexico City. Known widely for its street food, most specifically antojitos (little cravings), corn serves as a primary ingredient for the city’s street vendors.

An Elote is essentially the Mexican name for grilled corn on the cob. It is served on a stick or with the husks pulled down to make a handle. Esquites are essentially the same corn removed from the cob and served in a cup and eaten with a spoon.



What's in Mexican Street Corn in a Cup

Corn: Roasted corn will provide the best flavor.  Corn just off the grill, fire-roasted corn in a can, or frozen roasted corn are all options for making street corn.

Butter: Unsalted butter is recommended.  

Mayonnaise: Mexican crema can be used instead of mayonnaise.

Cheese:  Parmesan, Queso Fresco, Cotija are great choices to top the corn.

Seasonings: Tajin with lime seasoning, Valentina,  or paprika &  chile powder combination.



How to Make Mexican Street Corn in Cup


Warm the corn in a microwavable bowl and heat for 5-6 minutes, or until corn is warmed through.

Drain warm corn, and place 1/2 cup of corn in a cup or bowl. Place 1 tablespoon of butter on corn, and stir until melted into corn.

Then stir a teaspoon of mayonnaise in corn, sprinkle with cheese, then sprinkle the seasoning. 

Mexican Street Corn can serve as a side dish or as a dip.

 
Mexican Street Corn in a bowl


Mexican Street Corn in Cup


It’s sweet, salty, creamy, and bursting with fresh flavor. Perfect for game day, holiday parties, and more!!.

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups roasted corn (fresh roasted, can fire-roasted, or frozen roasted)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 (4 tbsp) stick butter
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese/ or crumbled queso fresco
  • Tajin with Lime seasoning, or Valentina seasoning
  • lime wedges,(optional)
Instructions:
  1. Warm the corn in a microwavable bowl and heat for 5-6 minutes, or until corn is warmed through.
  2. Drain warm corn, and place 1/2 cup of corn in cup or bowl. Place 1 tablespoon of butter on corn, and stir until melted
  3. Then stir a teaspoon of mayonnaise in corn, sprinkle with cheese, next the seasoning

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