Recipe by rOckabLe
"On the streets of Santa Maria, California, street vendors (think an ice cream man with a 'trash can' full of hot corn on the cob instead of ice cream) roam the sidewalks selling corn on the cob for a dollar an ear! They slide a wooden skewer in one end for you to hold the corn. We crave it often and it's become a regular on our Saturday grill nights! Give it a try. You'll be surprised!"
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corn on the cob, husks and silk removed
mayonnaise (such as Hellmann's®/Best Foods®), or to taste - divided
margarine in a squeezable container, or to taste - divided
grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste - divided
chili powder, or to taste - divided
I have been eating and serving this corn for years. The way it is done here is basically the same except the corn is roasted on the grill and dipped in butter first. This corn is soo good. You do not taste the mayonnaise like it is. It melts together with the cheese, butter and chili powder and creates this totally different flavor. We also make this with frozen or canned corn when fresh corn is not available. Just adjust the amounts of ingredients to taste. Don't forget to drain the corn completely first. Happy Eating!
While there was nothing wrong with this recipe, my daughters comment summed it up. She said "This would be a great recipe if you lived in a part of the world that DID NOT have great, sweet, fresh corn on the cob". This recipe turned refreshing summer fare into a fatty, guilty meal. I will try again in the winter, with frozen cobs and a SPRINKLE of cheese.
This was a hit here. I used frozen ears of corn and boiled htem according to package directions then I mixed the unsalted real butter, light mayo, dry grated parmesan, and chili powder together and added a pinch of salt to it. My husband really liked this corn recipe enough to comment and have seconds! Thanks for posting this delicious recipe!
Two of my grandson's first words were "CORN MAN" - he loves this corn to this day. I usually like to roast the corn in the husks - today I microwaved them in the husk - 2 minutes and flip and then 2 more minutes. Cut off the bottom of the cob and using a kitchen towel squeeze the small end. The corn slides out without a single piece of silk. The butter / mayonnaise along with the cheese form a perfect crust.
Wow this corn packs a lot of flavour and is the best I have had! Yummy! I use chipotle chili powder and usually boil the ears a bit first before rolling them in the sauce, then I place them directly on the grill until slightly blackened. You can use a brush to keep basting them. You can't beat this one!
This recipe is delicious. I have made it the exact way the directions specifies and I have also made a it with a few personal additions. First I bring the butter to room temperature until it is softened. I then combine together the mayo, butter and parmesan cheese. Then I mince cilantro and add that in, along with some sea salt. Once the corn comes off the grill I roll each ear in this mixture. The cilantro really gives this corn the punch you are looking for.
Lip smacking goodness. Great to use on corn past it's prime that needs some "wake me up spunk". Don't worry, you don't taste the mayo - it's just a vehicle to get the goodies to stick to the corn. Don't really need the butter either, there's plenty of flavor.
Excellent, everyone enjoyed this simple to make but absolutely delicious Mexican style corn. We buttered it prior to putting the mayonnaise on it, using real butter as we do not use imitation foods. Big hit!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mexican Style Corn
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 223
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