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

Submitted By:
Yield: 12 servings
Corn in a Cup (Elote en Vaso) 5 3
User Rating:
Average: 5 (3 Ratings)
view all comments (3)


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


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
This is sooooo good!!!!!!
Yes just like I remember it. I'm from EL Paso but live in Calif. and always like to have one when I visit.
Just made it. I've been craving this. Loved it. Husband approved.

» Log-in to contribute

You must be registered to comment or contribute to our website. Please login or click here to register.



blog comments powered by Disqus

Featured Products From GourmetSleuth



Proposed New Label Law Sugary Drinks

California is proposing a new law that would place a warning label on sugary drinks stating they promote obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. Will this make you buy/drink fewer soft drinks?


"Total voters : 89"

More Recipes

Cooking Tips

Guide To Beef Cuts
Dictionary Of Equivalents And Substitutions
Convection Oven Cooking
How To Cut Up A Chicken
Edible Flowers
How To Deglaze A Pan
Alcohol Substitutes In Cooking
Roasting Timetable Chart
Left Over Egg Whites