Grilled Elote Corn

8 ears
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Grilled Mexican Corn, also called street corn or Elote is a fantastic side dish for the summer. Grilled sweet corn topped with spices and crumbled cheese!


8 ears sweet corn, grilled
1 cup mayonnaise (homemade is best)
8 ounces cotija cheese
Chili powder
Fresh cilantro
Salt and pepper


I really recommend trying to make homemade mayo for this dish. It makes a world of difference and it’s not that hard. Follow my link in the ingredients to my homemade mayo recipe.

1) Grill corn in the husk over high heat for 10-12 minutes until the husks are really charred and the corn is steaming hot.

2) Let the corn cool briefly and then shuck the ears.

3) Rub each ear with a light layer of mayo (go light) and sprinkle each one generously with cotija cheese, chili powder, and fresh cilantro. Serve while warm!