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Monday, August 13, 2012

Mexican 'Corn in a Cup'

Hola again from Mexico!

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!

Savor it!
love, rue

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