Fresh Food Friday Mexican Street Corn


Michigan sweet corn is finally ready for picking and droves of corn lovers are showing up at local farm stands to pick up a few dozen ears for a backyard barbecue. This recipe from for Mexican Street Corn (Elote) will spice up your meal and is guaranteed to impress your guests. It really is delicious and simple to prepare.

Mexican Street Corn


  • 6 ears corn, shucked and cleaned
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • Chili powder
  • 1/3 c. grated cotija cheese
  • Freshly chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges, for serving


  • Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high. Grill corn, turning often, until slightly charred all over, about 10 minutes.
  • Brush corn with a layer of mayonnaise and sprinkle with chili powder, cotija, and cilantro. Serve warm with lime wedges.



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