Appetizers Pati Jinich

Crazy Corn

Ingredients (Serves 6)

  • 6 fresh ears of cornhusked and rinsed
  • unsalted butterto taste
  • mayonnaiseto taste
  • 1 cup crumbled queso cotija or queso frescoor to taste
  • 1 limeor to taste
  • kosher or sea saltto taste
  • Dried ground chile like piquí­n or a mix

Instructions for Crazy Corn

  • To cook the corn, you can grill it or boil it.
  • To grill, brush the ears of corn with a bit of oil. Place them over a grill or grill pan, set over medium heat, and let the corn cook and char slightly, turning every 3 minutes until all the corn is done, anywhere from 9 to 12 minutes total. Remove from the heat.
  • You can also cook the corn it in boiling water until soft and cooked, less than ten minutes.
  • Once cooked, stick the corn on corn holders or a wooden stick.
  • Choose your toppings! Traditionally in Mexico, we: spread butter, then a layer of mayonnaise, coat thoroughly with crumbled cheese, sprinkle with salt and ground chile and finally, drizzle with freshly-squeezed lime juice.
  • Enjoy Pati Jinich’s Crazy Corn!

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