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How to Make Cheesy-Spicy Elote: A Mexican-Inspired Dish

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You can make a cheesy-spicy elote (a Mexican-inspired dish) at home with this easy recipe.

You can make a cheesy-spicy elote (a Mexican-inspired dish) at home with this easy recipe.

Elote, or corn on the cob, is a famous snack in Mexico. It can either be boiled or grilled. The most common seasonings for this snack are melted butter, salt, and ground black pepper. Different variations are available nowadays. I created my own version of homemade cheesy-spicy elote that I can enjoy when it's time for a snack.

The ingredients for the elote.

The ingredients for the elote.

Ingredients

  • 1 corn on the cob
  • 1 piece calamansi (to squeeze on the corn)
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon parsley, dried
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
The utensils used to prepare the dish.

The utensils used to prepare the dish.

Utensils

For Preparing the Ingredients:

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  • 2 small plates
  • 1 small bowl

For Cooking the Elote:

  • Baking sheet
  • Silicone mat

Instructions

  1. Boil corn on the cob in a salted water. Cook until tender.
  2. Spread butter evenly while the corn still hot.
  3. Pre-heat the oven at 250°C.
  4. Dust the corn with paprika, chili powder, and parsley.
  5. Spread shredded cheese on a plate and roll the corn on the cob in it.
  6. Bake the corn on the cob for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  7. Squeeze calamansi juice all over the corn before serving.
The completed cheese-spicy elote. You can top it with more cheese and butter.

The completed cheese-spicy elote. You can top it with more cheese and butter.

Tips and Techniques

  1. Adjust the chili powder if preferred.
  2. Replace the calamansi with lemon or lime.
  3. Use any kind of cheese.
  4. Add any other herbs or seasonings to come up with more flavors.

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