Aside from summer tomatoes, one thing we cannot get enough of during the warm summer months is sweet corn. We eat it at least once , if not twice a week and usually always on Taco Tuesday. Because we eat it so much, I am always looking for new ways to make it. So obviously, when I saw Mexican Street Corn popping up all over Pinterest, I just knew I had to make it.
Since I haven’t actually tried Mexican Street Corn prior to making it myself, I did a little bit of research before making my version. I read recipe after recipe to get the gist of it. It seemed relatively easy, just mix some mayo and sour cream together with some spices. Grill the corn and then slather the creamy mixture over the top.
To be honest, when I read that it was mayo that was slathered all over the corn, I was a little taken a back. It just did not seem like the first choice in my mind. Sour cream? Yes. Mayo? Maybe?
Dude. It totally works. It reminds me of that creamy mixture that makes up one of the layers in seven layer dip.
So I kept the mayo the same, but i did change one thing. Most recipes that I read called for Parmesan cheese, while a few recipes called for cotija. Now you know how much I love Parmesan. I can snack on the stuff all day. Yet, for this Meixcan street corn recipe, I decided to use cotija cheese because I totally wasn’t feeling Parmesan with this recipe. Besides, I love the salty, creaminess of cotija.
The whole thing is pretty darn delicious. The corn is perfectly charred. The sauce is the perfect amount of creamy. The cheese salty. The lime bright. It is a terrific way to jazz up your basic corn on the cob.
One thing you should know though is that it is a tad on the messy side so make sure you have your napkins handy!
Christina ConteJune 27, 2015 at 7:14 am
I adore grilled corn, but always have it plain. It looks very interesting, and so different than anything I’ve had before! The photo really entices me to want to try it!
Nibbles By NicJune 26, 2015 at 7:04 pm
Nope..nothing better than this corn! Every ingredient is just right! YUM!
KristaJune 26, 2015 at 12:28 pm
LOVE mexican street corn! This recipe sounds killer and the pictures are gorgeous girl!
Chrisy ToombsJune 26, 2015 at 7:02 am
Love this! And I’m the exact opposite – when I saw mayo in the ingredients, I knew I HAD to make it! Pinned :D
Dee Dee EberleJune 26, 2015 at 7:00 am
I am in love with all things roasted corn right now. Wrapped in bacon, drizzled with crema, or just grilled with olive oil, I love this time of year for the fresh corn!
Michelle NahomJune 26, 2015 at 6:52 am
I love corn like this…we made something similar last summer and it was a huge hit! Pinning!
Judy @ I'm Bored, Let's GoJune 26, 2015 at 5:35 am
Love corn prepared this way. Like you, I can’t get enough of tomatoes and corn in the summer…and watermelon!
the wicked noodleJune 26, 2015 at 5:26 am
I LOVE Mexican street corn – what a gorgeous photo!! Des, you always have the best recipes!!
Kellie - The Suburban SoapboxJune 26, 2015 at 5:06 am
One of my favorite ways to eat corn….so amazingly, insanely delicious!
Michelle De La Cerda-NashJune 26, 2015 at 12:20 am
Drooling! I want this corn. It’s one of my most favorite parts of summer.