Esquites (Mexican Corn Cups Street Food)
This easy version of a classical Mexican Street snack is perfect for outdoor barbecues, or a fun twist for cocktail party hors d'ouevres
Servings 6 People
- 1 kg Canned Corn
- 3 tbsp Mayonnaise
- 100 grams Cotija Cheese (Crumbled) Feta is an OK substitute
- 1 Lime
- 4 Cloves garlic Minced
- 2 tbsp Cilantro Chopped
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp Sunflower Oil
- 2 tsp Tajin Seasoning optional
In a large pan on high heat, add the oil and allow to heat up. Pour in all the corn and spread it evenly over the surface of the pan.
While that begins to heat, in a separate bowl combine the mayonnaise, Garlic, Juice from the lime, Cilantro, Salt and Pepper, and the Tajin Seasoning if you want to add a little extra kick.
By this point the corn should have started to blacken on one side. Toss the corn in the pan around until mixed up again, and let char for a few more minutes.
Remove from heat, and add to the bowl. Add in the Cotija Cheese (Feta is a fine substitute) and mix it up.