Street Corn Recipe on your Griddle

Street corn, also known as elote, is a popular Mexican street food known for its savory and creamy flavors. Making street corn on your griddle is a fantastic way to achieve that signature smoky char. Here's a recipe for street corn on your griddle:


For the Grilled Corn:

  • 6 ears of fresh corn, husked
  • Olive oil for brushing
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

For the Elote Topping:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or Mexican crema
  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco or cotija cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Lime wedges


Grilling the Corn:

  1. Preheat the Griddle:

    • Preheat your griddle to medium-high heat, around 350-375°F (175-190°C).
  2. Prepare the Corn:

    • Husk the corn, removing all the silk. Brush each ear of corn with olive oil and season with salt and black pepper.
  3. Grill the Corn:

    • Place the prepared corn directly on the hot griddle. Grill for about 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally, until the corn is charred and cooked through. The griddle will impart a smoky flavor and those beautiful grill marks.

Making the Elote Topping:

  1. Prepare the Sauce:

    • In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream (or Mexican crema), and lime juice. Mix until you have a smooth and creamy sauce.
  2. Assemble the Topping:

    • In a separate dish, combine the crumbled queso fresco or cotija cheese, chili powder, and smoked paprika. Mix them together.

Completing the Street Corn:

  1. Coat the Corn:

    • Once the corn is grilled to your liking, use a brush or spoon to coat each ear of corn with the mayo-sour cream-lime sauce.
  2. Sprinkle with Cheese Mixture:

    • Roll the sauced corn in the queso fresco and chili powder mixture. Make sure it's evenly coated for a burst of flavor.
  3. Garnish:

    • Sprinkle the street corn with freshly chopped cilantro leaves. The cilantro adds a touch of freshness.
  4. Serve with Lime Wedges:

    • Serve the street corn hot and provide lime wedges for a zesty finish. Squeezing fresh lime juice on the corn is a delightful touch.

Street corn is a popular and delicious treat that offers a combination of smoky, creamy, and tangy flavors. It's perfect as a side dish for barbecues, picnics, or any outdoor gathering. Your griddle adds that special charred flavor that makes it an authentic and delightful experience. Enjoy your homemade elote!