In My Kitchen: Britt’s Famous Elote

Every Mexican knows how to make elote, the creamy, spicy street corn famous in Mexico and in Mexican cuisine. But I have a ton of white friends, so I’ve been introducing them to this BBQ staple. Elote is easy to make and absolutely droolworthy.

You’ll need:

  • 8 ears corn, shucked
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • Cotija cheese
  • Cilantro


1. Shuck the corn. BBQ on a grill (gas or charcoal) until several kernels have turned back and charred (but not too many of them). Remove from grill.

2. In a medium bowl, combine mayo, salt, pepper, chili powder and paprika. Stir well to combine.

3. Using a pastry brush, brush mayo mixture onto hot corn. Turn over corn to coat all sides.

4. Sprinkle elite with cotija cheese and cilantro. Serve!

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