Elotes (Mexican Corn Cup)

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Serves: 4
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4 cobs of corn
1/2 c cotija cheese, crumbled
3/4 c crema mexicana
juice from 1 lime
1 tsp cayenne pepper
hot sauce to taste

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Cari Bower Recipe
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West Bend, WI (pop. 31,078)
Member Since Dec 2010
Cari's notes for this recipe:
They have these in Texas at street vendors. Yummy.
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Preheat grill or oven to 350 degrees.
If cooking on the grill, cook for 15 minutes (still in husks), remove from grill, cool for 5 minutes. Remove husks and cut the corn off the cob, drizzle with lime juice.
If using the oven,place the cobs of corn (still in husks) in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Remove husks and cut the corn off the cob. Drizzle with lime juice
Place the corn in a medium bowl and add the crema Mexicana. Toss to well combine.
Divide the corn between four cups. Top each cup with crumbled cotija cheese, a ΒΌ teaspoon of cayenne pepper and a dash of hot sauce.
Serve immediately.

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user kathy holleman maiseysgrandma - Jan 30, 2013
this does sound tasty, but I have lived in Texas all of my life and have never heard of it.
user Lisa Nicometi Garrow Pantry Cleaner 2sweetinc - Feb 28, 2013
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user Millie Johnson BISCUITMAKR - Feb 28, 2013
I make this but I use can corn. We had it at the Mexican market the first time and it took me a few tries before I replicated it (it was more like soup though). We love sopa de elote !
user Cari Bower cbower - Feb 28, 2013
The vendors serve the at the San Antonio Fiesta every year.
user Lisa Nicometi Garrow Pantry Cleaner 2sweetinc - Apr 27, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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