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Corn in a Cup (Elote en Vaso)

This is Mexican street food at its finest. When I visit El Paso or Mexico the craving of Elote en Vaso steps into high gear. Now anytime I crave this I whip it up at home, except I make it fancy by serving it in a pretty glass in opposition to the traditional Styrofoam cup. No matter how you serve it the taste is sweet, crunchy, fiery and juicy.
Prep time: 30 miuntes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

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Yield: 12 servings
Corn in a Cup (Elote en Vaso) 5 3
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Ingredients

8 ears of corn
2 tablespoons per serving
1/4 cup lime juice per serving
1/4 cup crema mexicana
1/4 lb crumbly, salty white cheese (ideally cotija or parmesan, is acceptable)
Chili powder
Valentina hot sauce
Lime wedges for garnish
Salt to taste

Instructions

Easy Tip for Getting Corn Off the Cob:
To remove corn kernels from the cob using a bundt pan, stand the shucked corn cob upright, with the tip of cob placed in the center hole of the bundt pan. Holding the cob steady, use a sharp knife and make long downward strokes on the cob, separating the kernels from the cob.

Put the corn in a saucepan with enough salted water to cover. Bring to a boil; let boil for one or two minutes, then drain, turn off the heat, and return to saucepan.

Add 3/4 cup of corn in a glass add butter and stir to melt the butter. Mix in lime juice and crema.

Top with crumbled or grated cheese.

Sprinkle with a good heavy coating of chili powder and salt if desired, though the cheese adds plenty of salt. Mix well.

If you like spicy then add a few drops of some hot sauce for that extra kick of heat.

Serve with a spoon and lime wedges.

Note: This is a very loose recipe. Feel free to adjust the proportions of lime juice, crema, cheese, and spices to taste!
Posted: 8/26/2010 8:48:49 PM
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jeanine
9/15/2010
This is sooooo good!!!!!!
uginab
6/26/2011
Yes just like I remember it. I'm from EL Paso but live in Calif. and always like to have one when I visit.
diningwithdeliajo
3/3/2012
Just made it. I've been craving this. Loved it. Husband approved.


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