ELOTES : Simmered fresh corn with epazote, chiles, butter, and lime
Mexican farmers cultivate more than three hundred distinct varieties of corn, so it’s no surprise that corn forms an integral part of the everyday Mexican diet. Fresh corn is a popular street treat, served from pushcarts that are often just cauldrons of boiling water on wheels. The earthy-sweet flavor of the corn shines through the messy, delicious combination of butter, lime, salty cheese, creamy mayonnaise, and a sprinkle of mild chiles.
4 ears fresh corn 2 tablespoons salted butter 1 tablespoon kosher salt 3 sprigs fresh epazote
Melted salted butter Mild ground chiles, such as guajillo or ancho chile Crumbled cotija cheese Lime wedges Mayonnaise