A big street food in Mexico is corn slathered with mayo rolled in cheese and chili powder, and sprinkled with lime- sometimes it's in its whole form (on the cob), but it also comes as 'corn in a cup'- a cup of corn cut off the cob, with the above toppings and a spoon. I'm careful about street food (it's no good to get sick here! or anywhere for that matter), so this is one that I make at home. The toppings can also be played with, adding different cheese, hot sauce, chipotle, whatever you like- make it your own! Let's get to the recipe, or more like guidelines!
|Here's (most of) your arsenal: sweet corn, mayo, cheese, limons (limes), and spices- salsa powder is pictured, but we used chili powder, paprika, and chipotle sauce in addition! (You can also add a little butter if you're naughty like me!)|
Corn in a Cup
-Corn, boiled for 3 minutes or roasted, and cut off the cob
-Cheese (I like a mild mozzarella-type (used Oaxacan here) cheese and a little Parmesan)
-Limes (or lime juice)
-Salsa powder, chili powder, hot sauce, etc.- your choice
|Boil that sweet corn- about 3 minutes.|
|My Mom's: corn, mayo, Oaxacan cheese, salsa powder, a little chipotle sauce, and lime.|
|Mine: corn, mayo, a little butter (I like to take it over the top a little!), Oaxacan and Parmesan cheese, a little chili powder and paprika, and lime.|
So go out and get some corn (you probably have most of the ingredients in your cupboard right now!) and make your own version- and then enjoy that beautiful mix of flavors!