Easy Elotes - No Grill Needed

Jul 14th, 2022

Farm fresh corn is officially in season and the key to the best elotes is local corn direct from your community. This simple recipe turns your produce into a fiesta. 


  • 4 ears of corn
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup cotija cheese (you can use grated parmesan if you can't find cotija, it is similar, but not exact)
  • 4 wooden skewers (optional, but less messy to eat when you use these)
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • Tapatio (or your favorite hot sauce)
  • Tajin (or your favorite chili powder)


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Shuck the corn, remove the silk and stalk. Add corn to boiling water, cover and cook for 5-7 minutes, until tender, and then remove to a colander to drain and cool. 
  2. When corn is cool enough to touch but still warm, insert the skewers into the corn to use as a handle to eat.
  3. Brush corn cobs with mayonnaise and sprinkle with cheese. Add a squeeze of lime juice, your favorite hot sauce and chili powder to taste. 
  4. Enjoy!