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Course Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword cilantro, corn, cotija cheese, ears of corn, elote, grilled corn, key lime, mayonnaise, potato side dishes, Sriracha, what is elote
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories 299 kcal


  • 6 ears of corn 6 ears of corn, husk left intact
  • ½ cup mayonnaise ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha 1 tablespoon Sriracha hot chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ cup chicken stock ¼ cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¾ cup cotija cheese ¾ cup cotija cheese, broken down into small chunks
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro 2 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped
  • ground chili powder ground chili powder to taste
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  1. Over a medium-hot grill roast, the corn until the husks are charred, about 10 minutes if done over the stove grill. Turn husk occasionally to uniformly char the husk while not burning the kernels underneath it. Set the charred husk aside to cool, then shuck them and cut off the corns from the cob.

  2. Meanwhile in a small bowl mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, hot sauce, lime juice, chicken stock, salt, pepper, and sugar. Mix well and set aside

  3. When ready to eat, in a large skillet add the corn and the mayonnaise mixture and sauté over medium-low heat, until warm. Pour into a bowl, garnish with cilantro, cheese, and chili powder.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 299 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 816mg35%
Potassium 310mg9%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 396IU8%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 120mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.