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Mexican Street Corn

Grilled corn on the cob smothered with a creamy spread and then sprinkled with Mexican spiced cheese topping.

Mexican Street Corn - Mexican style corn on the cob smeared with a creamy spread and sprinkled with a cheesy spiced topping.

It’s Memorial Day weekend and I’m in denial.  Does it seem like it came quickly this year?  Down here, kids are now out of school for the summer.  I never remember being out of school before Memorial Day.  Pretty sure we went well into June, even.

Mexican Street Corn - Mexican style corn on the cob smeared with a creamy spread and sprinkled with a cheesy spiced topping.

That must be because it’s Mississippi.  It’s hot here, so they let the kids out early and bring them back early August, too.  I guess that’s okay.  When do your kids end school for the summer?

Mexican Street Corn - Mexican style corn on the cob smeared with a creamy spread and sprinkled with a cheesy spiced topping.

I’m guessing everyone is looking for grilling recipes this weekend.  I have a few favorite ideas featured in my sidebar, but we can always add new ones to the list, right?  This Mexican Street Corn is the best.  I first had it a little over a year ago at one of our favorite local restaurants.  We now make it at home on our grill, because it’s super easy and amazingly flavorful.

Mexican Street Corn - Mexican style corn on the cob smeared with a creamy spread and sprinkled with a cheesy spiced topping.

Whenever we turn on the grill, Ben asks if we can make this corn.  Does that tell you anything?  ;)

Mexican Street Corn - Mexican style corn on the cob smeared with a creamy spread and sprinkled with a cheesy spiced topping.

What are you up to this Memorial Day weekend?  We have no plans until Monday, when we leave for North Carolina for about 1 1/2 weeks.  We are spending a few days at Wrightsville Beach and then another few days in Winston-Salem.  I want to check out the restaurants, bakeries, etc while there, so please let me know if you have any recommendations!

Mexican Street Corn

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Yield: 5 servings

Serving Size: 1 corn cob

Mexican Street Corn

Mexican style corn on the cob, smeared with a creamy spread and sprinkled with a spiced cheese topping.

  • 5 ears fresh corn, husked
  • For the Spread:
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Juice from one lime
  • For the Topping:
  • 1/4 cup grated Cotija cheese
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (or chili powder if you want heat)
  • Chopped cilantro, for garnish (optional)

Soak 5 wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes. Pierce a skewer halfway into the bottom of each corn cob.

Preheat the grill to medium heat (between 350-450 degrees F).

Place the corn directly over the heat, cover and let cook for 10 to 15 minutes, turning often, until the kernels are spotted brown.

Meanwhile, combine the spread ingredients in a small bowl, and the topping ingredients in another small bowl; set aside.

Carefully remove the corn cob from the grill and transfer to a large platter. Smear the spread all over each corn cob, then sprinkle evenly with the topping. Serve immediately.

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Comments

  1. I love, love, love corn on the cob! This sounds delicious! I will definitely be trying this next time we fire up the grill.

  2. My son-in-law’s father is from Mexico, and we have visited a number of times. This corn really is sold on the street, but usually with a sharpened dowel shoved into the end so you can eat it on the stick. It is addictive! By the way, I think you mean COJITO cheese (pronounce co-HEE-toe). If you can get Mexican crema, use that instead of sour cream.

    • Nikki Gladd says:

      Hi Pat,
      Yes, very addictive! You can see, also, that I use wooden skewers shoved into them to eat on a stick…but sometimes forget to soak them first so they don’t just burn off. haha! Also, the cheese is actually correct as I listed “Cotija”. From what I searched, Cojito is a cocktail drink? :)

      • I thought the same thing, but I looked it up too and it is cotija. However, cojito is nothing. Mojito is a Cocktail ;-)

  3. Corn looks delicious

  4. This has to be the best looking corn on the cob ever. Pinned.

  5. This looks so amazing & easy! Can’t wait to try it soon!

  6. Jennifer says:

    While in Winston, I would definitely recommend the Old Salem Tavern. Sweet Potatoes restaurant, or on a different note, Speedy Lohr’s BBQ in Arcadia.

    We moved to WS from Mississippi three years ago. Small world!

  7. We don’t have cotija cheese around here. What would you recommend as a substitute?

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