Street Style Mexican Corn on its Cob
If you have ever been to Mexico, then you might be familiarized with Mexican corn. But if you come from a Mexican family, then you probably know corn is an essential ingredient to Mexican cuisine and that its uses go all the way back to pre-hispanic times. Despite its humble origins, corn is one of the most important grains in Mexican homes. We practically eat it everyday, as it is the main ingredient in corn tortillas. However, one of the most popular ways to eat corn is as a snack.
Mexican corn can be eaten on its cob or in a cup, and it is a very easy and cheap snack idea that everybody loves. It is very common to see food stands all around Mexico’s streets. You’ll find from taco to fruit stands, and of course corn stands. This delicious street food is usually prepared with mayo, lime and salt, cotija cheese and your favorite type of chili powder. It is without a doubt one of the most beloved snacks all around Mexico, and one you are sure to miss dearly if you ever leave home behind. This is our recipe.
Street Style Mexican Corn
*All quantities are measured according to your own liking.
Start by cleaning up your corncobs, removing the leaves and corn hair.
On a steamer, boil some water and when it's hot enough place the corn inside. Steam for about 10 minutes, you can check your corn with a knife to see if they have become soft. Once they are cooked they will turn into a bright yellow.
Once the corn is done, take them our and insert the skewers.
Spread some mayo all around and then cover them with the Cotija cheese.
Sprinkle the Guajillo and Arbol powder on top. Add some lime and salt to taste and enjoy!