Saturday, January 11, 2014

elote


Do you guys know about elote? Here in Texas we're obsessed with this stuff. People will set up a stand at a gas station, in a random parking lot, wherever, and sell little cups of this goodness. It's creamy, it's corny, and it's SO addicting.

This would make the perfect Superbowl dip, and it's a great change of pace from the usual dip suspects (though don't get me wrong -- those are more than welcome, too). You can totally use frozen corn like I did here since we're in the dead of winter, but don't miss out on making this again with fresh summer corn. Heavenly!

P.S. Make sure to check out the links below for more great game day recipes!

Elote (adapted from The Elote Cafe Cookbook)
serves 4-6

6 ears of corn (or, if using frozen corn, 4 1/2 cups)
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon hot sauce (I use Cholula)
juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
dash of cayenne
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup crumbled cotija or feta cheese, for garnish
cilantro, for garnish
chili powder, for garnish

Roast the corn in its husks over a grill or in your broiler until it's well-charred. Set aside until cool enough to handle, then shuck and cut the kernels off the cobs. (skip this step if using frozen corn)

Mix the Greek yogurt, hot sauce, lime juice, salt, pepper, sugar, cayenne, and chicken stock in a pan over medium heat. Add the corn kernels and warm through. Pour into a bowl and garnish with cheese, cilantro, and a bit of chili powder. Serve with tortilla chips, and enjoy!


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39 comments:

  1. I LOVE Elote! I visit Texas all the time to see family and can't get enough of it. I also love it from the street vendors in Mexico. Yum!

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  2. I have never heard of this - however I know I would eat this right up! I can not wait to try it out as soon as I get my hands on some Cojita cheese (which is hard to come across in my area - I've been on the hunt for it lately...Wegmans should have it)!!

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    1. Hope you can find some! Feta also works well too!

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  3. I have never heard of this, but it sound delicious! I think I might have to attempt to make a vegan version!

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    1. Thanks Hannah! I've actually made it with vegenaise before... just as tasty!

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  4. Oh my goodness! I've never heard of Elote but am so happy to be introduced! This sounds so tasty! I love corn and this would make an awesome dip. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  5. I had never heard of elote before and am very glad you just introduced me! It sounds awesome!

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  6. I've never heard of Elote, but I'm so glad I know about it now! Looks so delicious!

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  7. This sounds amazing! I love creamy corn dishes

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  8. I have never heard of elote but think I have been missing out. I will have to make this soon. Looks delish!

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  9. Oh my.....never heard of it but I need it now!

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  10. I had never heard of it before! I am SO going to have to try this!! Add this to the list of recipes to freeze corn for in the summer;)

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  11. I have never heard of this (shame on me for living in Texas)..I will have to go for some elote hunt soon.

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    1. You won't have to look far! They actually have a GREAT version at Velvet Taco!

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  12. Oh this sounds so good. It sounds similar to corn on the cob with mayo/sour cream, cheese, chili powder, and parmesan. I am so hungry for this now!!

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    1. Yes, it's just like that corn on the cob which I LOVE. Yum!

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  13. Love this! What a great idea for a Superbowl party; nice job, Marie!

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  14. I never heard of this stuff. It sounds amazing! : ) Thanks for sharing. YUM!

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    1. Thank you! :) Glad to introduce it to you!

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  15. Never heard of Elote-- but I would eat all of this-- would have to double the recipe if guests were coming :)

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  16. one of our newer mexican places makes something similar and I LOVE it!! this looks just like it!

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    1. I always get so excited when I see it on the menu!

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  17. Marie: it has a name? I just thought it was roasted corn. Doh!

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  18. Love this stuff! I can't get enough of it, though I cannot resist using mayo.

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    1. Definitely more traditional - I like it both ways! :)

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  19. I've never heard of/had this! Looks awesome...I could eat my weight in corn. : )

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  20. I can not wait to make this. I love everything on the ingredient list. Yum! I am hosting a Super Bowl Eats and Treats Linky Party, and I would love if you would link your recipe up. You can link others as well, and as many as you like. They can be appetizers, desserts, crafts, party ideas, sandwiches, anything that says "Super Bowl" to you! We'd love to have you! http://www.thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2014/01/super-bowl-linky-party.html

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