Elotes: Roasted corn in a cup and so much more…

Elotes mexican roasted corn in a cupThis is one of those things that I’ve been wanting to review for netfoodie since the site started. I’ve had it before, but I’m sure many of you out there haven’t. Elotes are a popular Mexican street food. I got mine from a cart in front of Fiesta mart for 2 bucks.

Roasted corn in a cup, big deal you say? The thing that makes this treat different is what you put on it. And that’s just about everything.

List of elote toppings:

  • Heavy mayonaise
  • Sour cream
  • Butter
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Hot chili sauce
  • Lemon pepper (this one’s a Texas thing)
  • Salt
  • Pepper

And of course, I went for it all! Yes, I got a styrofoam cup full of EVERYTHING!

Taste? Yes. Man this stuff’s got a lot of flavor. Each bite is a little different than the last. Here’s a sample of what to expect. First you taste the sourness of the sour cream and lime juice. Then the creaminess of the butter and the mayonnaise. Then you taste the cheese. Then it’s spicy from the chili sauce and the pepper. Then you get the sweetness of the corn. And that’s all in one bite!

And yes, I’d get it again. It’s kind of like an cow exploded in your mouth while eating some corn. Dairy is part of the food pyamid… And hey, corn is a vegetable, right?

Elotes get a 4 out of 5!

Rating= 4

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13 Comments to “Elotes: Roasted corn in a cup and so much more…”

  1. Jessa Lowell
    April 14, 2008

    This looks absolutely amazing. I love corn, cheese, mayo…mmmm.

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  2. polis
    July 9, 2009

    Umm i live 5 minutes from mexico.. it’s not a mexican thing but mexican american…and we dont put sour cream…or mayo…or lemon pepper (i live in texas). the rest of the stuff is a go.

  3. kim
    August 9, 2009

    I’m looking for a super yummy reciepe for roasted corn in a cup, I live in texas and its a popular dish down here,I’m in south texas. I own a concession stand and wanted to incorporate that on our menu, I’ve heard its to die for if anyone has a good reciepe please let me know. Thank u

  4. ramon
    November 17, 2009

    me vale verga mamones

    la neta se me anojo bn cabron pero me tenngo ke awantar

    por ke aki no venden

    no ballan pa tijuana por ke los mato a la verga..!!!

  5. ricardo
    December 13, 2009

    i live on the border too, and we use mayo, butter, and crumbly white mexican cheese, and the hot sauce is a very specific chili sauce made from a powder. it is very hard to find just the right one.

  6. John
    April 9, 2010

    I’ve seen this in a lot of Mexican border towns. Also, I’ve been much deeper into Mexico, south of Mexico City, and I’ve easily found this great snack. The typical additions to this corn cup or corn on the cob are Mayo, butter, lime juice, a sort of chili powder, and parmesan cheese. It’s more common to find this in Mexico as roasted corn on the cob with the toppings added on.

  7. ali.
    March 24, 2011

    this is stupid!!!!!!!!! you dont need sour cream. this is what i hate about Americans… its more of mayo, cotiga cheese( powder/shred) , butter, and powder pepper.

  8. Pasta Dies
    April 11, 2011

    I’m going to try this recipe, it looks good… and easy.

  9. Laredo Girl
    September 16, 2011

    I agree with ali. 1) roast your corn inside of the husk with butter and chili powder @ 350 degrees for 30min ( h.e.b. Has a very flavorful chili powder next to the menudo seasoning) while cooking take the remainder of the chili powder and mix it with fresh lime juice until it becomes a paste. Line a cup or a bowl with mayo to taste. When corn is finished cut off the cob into the cup or bowl adding some butter and top with shredded or crumbled queso fresca and pour the chili paste on top. I like to mix it all up and enjoy it with a raspa or agua de sandia :)

  10. Dallas
    July 26, 2012

    I’m in Dallas and this is so delicious!!!
    I’m gonna try and get some on the way home.
    I think I will try make it too; now that I know whats in it… haha…

  11. Qui Qui
    January 1, 2013

    O my goodness I love goin to the elote stand…. It’s so heavenly in my mouth… I’m from Houston and the stand is at a fiesta which is 10mins away from job…. The lady that’s works there know me by name… I come up there at least 3 times before I get off… And I’m American … I don’t like sour cream in my cup of joy… Chili sauce Yeeeeeeesssssss …. I think I’m about to go get me a large one lol….. R I might try to make it myself….it probably won’t be as gud as going to the stand….:)

  12. Jackie Goddard
    August 26, 2014

    We went to dallas and stopped at a truck stop on the way to my husbs sister house. There was a stand out front and a lady was selling corn in a cup. would love the recipie, sour cream and hot sauce. please help I live in Delaware and there is no such thing

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