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Elote – Grilled Street Corn

Make a classic Mexican street food at home with this simple recipe!

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 5 mins

Yield: 4 Servings

You Will Need

  • 1 – 4 ears of corn
  • 1/2 cup cotija cheese or Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • Chili powder (such as Tajin or ancho chile)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Wooden sticks


  • Shuck the corn, remove the silk and stalk.
  • Start the grill or bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Add corn to grill or water, cover and cook for 5 minutes, then remove.
  • When corn is cool enough to touch but still warm, insert wooden stick into core as a handle.
  • Brush corn with 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cheese and squeeze of lime wedge.
  • Add hot sauce and chili powder to taste.
  • Repeat with remaining ears of corn and serve.

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