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Corn in a Cup (Elote en vaso)

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

6
tender corn on the cob
1
pepper (green, red or yellow)
1
tablespoon olive oil
2
tablespoons butter
2
small epazote (wormseed) branches
2
cups water
Salt, to taste
Powdered chile, to taste
3
lemons
Mayonnaise (optional)

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

You can use yellow corn on the cob, which has a sweeter taste.

This time of the year makes me particularly happy because corn is commonly found in markets. Mexican cuisine is famous for its many delicious treats, often sold in food trucks, and corn on the cob is one of them. It is traditionally sold in a wooden stick topped with the ingredients of your choice, including chili peppers, lemon, cheese or crema, among many others. There is another way to enjoy corn: elote en vaso or corn in a cup. There are many ways to prepare it as well, like cooking the corn in salt or with chili peppers. Today I’ll share with you the elote en vaso recipe we make at home. It’s a very simple recipe and the perfect snack for summer afternoons or evenings.

Cut the cobs in half; it will be easier to slice the kernels.

Directions

  • 1 Husk the corn. Slice the kernels from the cobs with a sharp knife. Rinse and julienne the pepper.
  • 2 Add olive oil in a pot over medium heat. When hot, add butter and mix well. Add the kernels and the pepper. Stir constantly for about 10 minutes so the kernels won't stick together.
  • 3 Add the epazote, water and salt to taste. Cover the pot and cook for around 20 minutes, or until the kernels are tender. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  • 4 Serve in a cup, add lemon juice, powdered chile and a bit of mayonnaise (optional).
  • 5 Buen provecho!

This time of the year makes me particularly happy because corn is commonly found in markets. Mexican cuisine is famous for its many delicious treats, often sold in food trucks, and corn on the cob is one of them. It is traditionally sold in a wooden stick topped with the ingredients of your choice, including chili peppers, lemon, cheese or crema, among many others. There is another way to enjoy corn: elote en vaso or corn in a cup. There are many ways to prepare it as well, like cooking the corn in salt or with chili peppers. Today I’ll share with you the elote en vaso recipe we make at home. It’s a very simple recipe and the perfect snack for summer afternoons or evenings.

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Silvia Martinez Silvia Martinez
September 16, 2015

This time of the year makes me particularly happy because corn is commonly found in markets. Mexican cuisine is famous for its many delicious treats, often sold in food trucks, and corn on the cob is one of them. It is traditionally sold in a wooden stick topped with the ingredients of your choice, including chili peppers, lemon, cheese or crema, among many others. There is another way to enjoy corn: elote en vaso or corn in a cup. There are many ways to prepare it as well, like cooking the corn in salt or with chili peppers. Today I’ll share with you the elote en vaso recipe we make at home. It’s a very simple recipe and the perfect snack for summer afternoons or evenings.