Monday, August 27, 2012

Mexican Street Corn- Secret Recipe Club

Welcome! Today is the best day of the month... Secret Recipe Club time!  Here it is...posting time...and I'm still writing the post! Sorry! I actually had the recipe done weeks ago, but life has been crazy with school starting, PTA, Michael getting his tonsils/adenoids out...etc. But, here we are!

I'd love to introduce you to Rhubarb and Honey. Kimberly is the boss on this wonderful blog. Her pictures are amazing, and it was so hard to pick just one recipe!

I was making a Mexican feast, which is quite common around here, but with all new recipes. Kimberly had a Mexican side dish that was perfect. Mexican Street Corn! Now, you have to know that I've tried this corn before, and wasn't a fan. It was too messy, and too mayonnaise-y. But, do you know how brillant Kimberly is? She takes the corn off the cob, and serves it all mixed together. It was WONDERFUL!  I seriously thought that I would be the only one to eat and like it, but you know what? EVERY family member, including the 3 kids, LOVED it! This recipe is a keeper!

Mexican Street Corn

1 pound frozen corn (defrosted before using- or cut the corn off of fresh cobs)
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup mayonnaise  (I actually used sour cream. I liked the taste of it a lot better!)
1/2 cup grated cotija cheese (grated parmesan can be substituted)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt to taste

1. Drain defrosted corn in colander; dry on papertowels, removing as much water as possible.
2. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat; add butter and melt.
3. Add corn to skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, approximately 10 minutes or until most of the kernels have browned.
4. In a large bowl, combine roasted corn, mayonnaise, cheese, and spices. Stir to combine.
5. Serve.

NOTES: For creamier street corn, increase the mayo to 1/2 cup. Want to make it a bit spicier? Add a few dashes of cayenne pepper to taste.

**Thank you so much Kimberly for creating a dish that my entire family loved! You don't know how rare that really is!



  1. Aww ... thanks for such kind words, Krista! I am so glad your family loved this recipe!

    And I think the next time I make it, I am going to substitute sour cream for the mayo too ... I love sour cream so much more than mayo! Great idea!

    Thanks again!

  2. Ohh mayo and corn - I am ALL OVER THAT! :)

  3. I love corn so I can't wait to try this out. I've never heard of or tasted Mexican corn before. Great SRC pick!

  4. We all love corn in our family! This looks delicious! Great SRC pick!

  5. I looove corn dishes. This is a great way to use up fresh corn on the cob, too!

  6. This looks awesome! I have heard about this before, but you make it look just so good that I think I definitely need to try it!

  7. Oh wow, I remember those Elotes you could buy from street vendors in Chicago! We loved them, so I know we'll like this dish just as much.

  8. Perfect timing, I have some leftover corn in the fridge. I know what we are having with our hamburgers tonight, thanks!

  9. This looks great! I'm going to make this soon :)

  10. I love the sound of this corn, especially since you subbed out the mayo! Will have to give this one a try before the summer corn is gone.