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

Updated on August 1, 2019
dredcuan profile image

My passion for cooking leads me to travel to different places, eat authentic local dishes, and inspire everybody to enjoy their lives!

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

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.

Ingredients for Cooking Mexican Elote
Ingredients for Cooking Mexican Elote | Source

Ingredients

  • 1 corn on the cob
  • 1 piece calamansi, juice
  • 1/4 cup mozarella, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon parsley, dried
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
Utensils for Preparing the Dish
Utensils for Preparing the Dish | Source

Utensils

For Preparing the Ingredients:

  • 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.
  6. Bake the corn on the cob for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  7. Squeeze calamansi all over the corn before serving.

Tips and Techniques

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

Cheesy-Spicy Elote
Cheesy-Spicy Elote | Source

Questions & Answers

    © 2018 Dred Cuan

    Comments

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment
      • Miebakagh57 profile image

        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        12 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        hI, Dred cuan, thanks for the feedback.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        12 months ago from California

        Hello Miebakagh,

        I believe that all foods when not consumed moderately can put someone's health into trouble.

      • Miebakagh57 profile image

        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        12 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hi, Dredcuan, no. A little butter and cheese are good. Too much is unhealthy. Even too much of the sweet corn as all good things are bad. Eating sweet corn alone for a long time is also unhealthy. More than two should go along with every diet to ensure balance.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        12 months ago from California

        Hello Miebakagh,

        Butter and cheese is delicious! But yeah! I can't consider it healthy snack.

      • Miebakagh57 profile image

        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        12 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hi, Dred Cuan, I will try this your variation. It may look like the butter and cheese is an fat and protein. Thanks.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        12 months ago from California

        Hi Eric,

        Yes! The simples I do at home is to remove the kernels from the cob and throw some butter and powdered cheese. Easy and delicious!

      • Ericdierker profile image

        Eric Dierker 

        12 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        This looks fun. And it seems like it could have a lot of variations. We will incorporate tonight.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        12 months ago from California

        Hi Miebakagh,

        Sounds interesting! I might try it, but with canned sweet corn. It taste the same still. Thank you again for the information!

      • Miebakagh57 profile image

        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        12 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hello Dred Caun, within my Ijaw tribes, the name of the recipe varied. But a common name is "Pulo Piagba." Some persons cherished the snack with fresh palmwine. I used bitter lemon instead. Thank you again.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        12 months ago from California

        Hello Miebakagh,

        It sounds interesting! I would love to try it. I've been in Seychelles but I am not sure if they have that one too. How do you call that corn recipe?

      • Miebakagh57 profile image

        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        12 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hi, Dred Cuan, any dried fish can do. Mullet, and Tilapia. But I prefer Mullets and sardines because of its omega -3 and -6 fatty acids.

        If you try my version, the corn should be removed from the cob, and put in a bowl plate.Add some palm oil, salt, and ground pepper. Besides, fresh green chilli pepper can be bitten and chew along with the corn in oil. It help prevent colds and nasal blockage. This is guinea African. Thank you.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        12 months ago from California

        Hello Miebakagh,

        It's nice to know your version. I would love to try it. I am not sure though if I saw dried sardines already. Is it like an ordinary dried fish found in Asian stores? Is it salty?

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        12 months ago from California

        Hi Liz,

        Thank you! I personally love the taste of it.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        12 months ago from California

        Hi Mary,

        Since I was a kid, I used to eat my sweet corn as it is. Then as I grew up, I tried adding different flavorings and seasoning. What I loved the most are butter and powdered cheese. Now, I came up with this recipe because I was inspired during one of my travels. It was absolutely enjoyable.

      • Miebakagh57 profile image

        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        12 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hello Dred cuan. I like sweet corn on the cob very much. I can take it for breakfast, as a snack and lunch meal. Sweet corn is now in season. Although I prefer eating my corn with pears, eating it alone is much enjoyable to me because of its taste.

        However, I notice that the mix of flavor is somehow like my peoples tradition. But palmoil, instead of butter or cheese, green chil pepper, salt, and dried sadines, is used to eat the corn after cooking. It is not barked. Your recipe as Mary Norton commented rocks!

      • Eurofile profile image

        Liz Westwood 

        12 months ago from UK

        The word elote was new to me. This is another useful recipe.

      • aesta1 profile image

        Mary Norton 

        12 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        We had corn last night and at this time of year, one needs only a bit of butter. I eat mine without it as the corn is really sweet. However, I will try your recipe as I am sure the mix of flavours you have included seems just the perfect combination.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        12 months ago from California

        Thank you! I love eating sweet corn. This recipe brought my favorite snack to a different level.

      • Pamela99 profile image

        Pamela Oglesby 

        12 months ago from Sunny Florida

        This is another recipe that sounds good.

      working

      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, delishably.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://delishably.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

      Show Details
      Necessary
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Features
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Marketing
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Statistics
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
      ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)