RECIPE AND PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF EDIBLE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Elote is a popular preparation of fresh corn amongst the Mexican street food community. It’s usually cooked and served with the husk attached which is used as a handle for eating the corn right on the street. You can serve it without the husk as we have done in the test kitchen.
4 ears fresh sweet corn on the cob
4 Tbsp unsalted butter (we like Naked Cow Dairy butter from Oahu)
½ tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp cayenne powder, or more to taste
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
½ Cup cotija cheese, crumbled fine
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Cook corn. Remove the husk and add corn to boiling water for 2-4 minutes. You can also grill the corn on the BBQ or add it to your IMU. Soak corn with husk in fresh water for one hour before grilling. Drain well. Mix all ingredients, except corn and cheese, in a bowl. Slather the mixture onto cooked corn. Add cheese. Serve.