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Classic Elote Recipe

Boil it, butter it, slather on some mayo, sprinkle on some cotija cheese, and thank us later.
Classic Elote Recipe

Servings: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes


kosher salt, to taste
4 ears corn, in husks
¼ cup|60 grams unsalted butter, softened
½ cup|115 grams mayonnaise
1 ½ cups|180 grams crumbled cotija cheese
1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
lime wedges, for serving


  1. In a large pot of generously salted boiling water, cook the corn until tender, about 1 hour. Using tongs, transfer the corn to a baking sheet and cool slightly.
  2. Peel back the corn husks and spread butter, then mayonnaise, all over each cob. Sprinkle with the cheese and chili powder and serve with lime wedges.

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