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Elote | www.acozykitchen.com

Simple things need care.

I’ve learned in the last few weeks that giving your corn headbands is a good idea. Husks look adorable still attached to corn; they just need some help being tamed so you can smash your face into the cob of corn. Headbands made of husks totally work.

I feel like I might make elote in a somewhat controversial way. A lot of people boil corn in espazote to give it a good flavor; but honestly I loooove raw corn so I say scratch the boiling step and just go straight to the grill. The juicy, fresh-tasting corn with the bits of char  are a winning combo. Boiling sounds like no fun at all. I think boiling on the scale of cooking options might be my least favorite, unless it’s boiled in butter or oil; but then it’s more like frying.

Other additions that must accompany elote? Lots of cotija cheese all crumbled, lots of lime wedges, crema or mayonnaise and ancho chile powder.

For the full recipe that isn’t really all that much like a recipe, hop on over to PBS Food

Elote | www.acozykitchen.com

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Meg | bread + barrow August 11, 2014 at 5:00 am

This is the cutest idea ever. How have we not been cooking corn like this forever? On my to-do list this week, thanks Adrianna!


kristin August 11, 2014 at 6:13 am



Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) August 11, 2014 at 8:32 am

Beautiful! This looks awesome Adrianna!


Jason @ Plenty Of Zest August 11, 2014 at 10:39 pm

Cool idea! I’ve never seen corn presented this way before.


Tracy | PeanutButter and Onion August 12, 2014 at 4:14 am

cool… love this


Christina @ but i'm hungry August 12, 2014 at 1:47 pm

I am basically in tears giggling over your corn headbands. (I may be a little overtired.) But whatever, I love them. And I love me some elotes!


Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche August 13, 2014 at 5:14 am

I’ve never tried elote but it always looks so amazing! Can’t beat the combination of cheese and corn 😀


Kate @ ¡Hola! Jalapeño August 18, 2014 at 4:48 am

Look at you with your headbands! They are so cute, I might just make one….and wear it. Elote = super yuma!


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