Kick up your corn this summer, with this easy and affordable recipe for Mexican-style corn. There's no measurements, it's all about the method. So, there is no messing up this recipe. It's the perfect snack to bring to a party or outdoor grilling.
Course Side Dish, Snack
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 25minutes
Corn on the CobFresh with husks
Mexican Cheesesuch as Queso Cotija
Cook the Corn. To prepare your corn for grilling, gently pull back the husks and remove the strands of silk. Pull the husks back over the corn and submerge in a bowl of cold water for about 15 minutes. This helps to wash off debris and soaks the leaves so they don't char as fast over the flame. Remove one leaf from each husk. Carefully choose the longest, prettiest leaf as you'll save this to use as a tie for the cooked corn.Leave the corn in the husks and cook on the grill with it covered for about 15 minutes – turning every few minutes. This helps steam the corn. Then, gently pull the husks all the way back to grill the kernels directly. This will caramelize this sugars wonderfully. Make sure to grill the corn evenly – occasionally rotating it over the fire until it's charred on all sides. Boiling the corn is also an option that takes about the same amount of time and less attention. * See boiling instructions in notes.
Tie back the husks. Rinse the leaf you reserved. Tear it lengthwise into a thing strip. About a finger width. Once the corn is cooked, tie the husks back close to the base of the cob using this strip.
Slather on the mayo, sprinkle on some cheese, give a squeeze of lime and a good pinch of chili powder and salt.
Here are some substitution suggestions:
Corn: Use frozen corn-on-the-cob. You can get it in pre-cut halves as well.Boil: Boil your corn instead of grilling it. This requires less attention. Fill a large pot with water. Add a little salt. Bring water to boil. Add corn and boil for about 20 until tender. Cheese: Use any crumbly cheese with a dry texture. You can even use parmesan. Even the powdered stuff in a pinch.Mayo: Instead of mayo, try sour cream or yogurt.
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