Elotes- corn in a cup and so much more…

Elotes mexican roasted corn in a cupThis is a revisit of an older post that I liked and thought deserved another view. The revisit is one part getting an engaging post/picture to the first page and two parts trying to get my busy(read LAZY) ass back into more frequent updates. Enjoy the blast from the past!

This 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 mayonnaise
  • 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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6 Comments to “Elotes- corn in a cup and so much more…”

  1. Mesha
    September 25, 2009

    Ironically, I found this post as I stuff my mouth with this. Just a heads up, the name of these is “esquites” not elotes. Elote is spanish for corn, but of course you knew that ;D
    Esquites are indeed a very popular street snack here in Mexico, and you will never try the real deal unless you come down here, however I’ve been told the US version is quite good :)

  2. Pasta dies
    March 16, 2011

    I’m going to try this corn cup,it looks good and also very easy,so i just want to say thanks for this nice blog!!:D

  3. Lizzyy
    April 30, 2011

    Esquites is so amazing! Im actually pregnant right now, and man I’m craving that right now. I havnt had some in months because i moved to Kansas!! :( Mannn Imma see about making some though! :D

  4. Martha Anne Brown
    July 9, 2011

    I would really like to try some of that corn. I think my cats would enjoy such a thing.

  5. Janey
    September 6, 2011

    Actually the corn cup sounds pretty inviting and putting it into the pyramid makes it almost healthy. For something healthy however, try the all natural nutrition bars at enutritionbars.com. The pick out the best tasting ones made with real ingredients and they are reasonably priced.

  6. Joslyn
    July 14, 2012

    This cup sounda amazing! The way you describe it makes me want try some. Do you know how to make this o do you just buy it? Is it good enough to learn how to make it?

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