One of my favorite street foods to eat in Mexico is the Elote's (corn) you find on the street corners. It reminds me a warm summer day walking the streets of Tijuana. It's an awesome treat to eat, sweet, spicy and savory. Once you make these you will be craving them all the time. This recipe is really simple to make.
3 cans of corn white or yellow corn
1 8oz stick of butter (melted)
6-8 tablespoons of cotija cheese
about 8-10 tablespoons of mayonnaise, this part I eye it to ensure the right thickness of the cocktail
1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
Tajin for seasoning
Finish with your favorite Mexican hot sauce and a squeeze of lime
Assembling your corn cocktail:
In a bowl add in the corn and melted butter
Little by little, add in the cotija cheese and mayonnaise until you reach a thick consistency. Note that too much cotija cheese will make it salty, so taste as you go.
Once you have the right amount of mayonnaise and cotija cheese, season with a little tajin and add in the chopped cilantro.
Serve with your favorite Mexican hot sauce and lime