Corn in a Cup (Elote en Vaso)

Corn in a Cup (Elote en Vaso) This is Mexican street food at its finest. Anytime I visit El Paso or Mexico the craving of elote en vaso steps into high gear. Now anytime I crave this I whip it up at home, except I make it fancy by serving it in a pretty glass instead of the traditional Styrofoam® cup. No matter how you serve it the taste is sweet, crunchy, fiery, and juicy. This is a very loose recipe. Feel free to adjust the proportions of lime juice, crema, cheese, and spices to taste!


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 5 mins

    TOTAL : 20 mins

    SERVING : 10

    YIELD : 10 servings

  • Place corn in a saucepan and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and return corn to saucepan.

  • Spoon 3/4 cup corn into 10 serving bowls; add 2 tablespoons butter to each and stir until butter is melted. Mix 1/4 cup lime juice and 1/4 cup crema Mexicana into each bowl; sprinkle a generous amount of chili powder over each. Season with salt.

  • Top each serving with 2 tablespoons cotija cheese and hot sauce; garnish with a lime wedge.

Per Serving: 564 calories; protein 9g; carbohydrates 25.8g; fat 51.5g; cholesterol 159.8mg; sodium 406.1mg.