One of the best things about soccer is the snacks. I've talked about the paleta vendors but what I didn't mention was the other goodies they have. Chicharrones, baggies filled with cut up fresh fruit and veggies, mangoes cut into flower shapes with chili and lime juice sprinkled on them and the elotes. Elotes are ears of corn on a stick, sprayed with butter, sometimes mayonnaise, then coated in parmigiana cheese, lemon or lime juice, and chili powder.
Oh stop screaming, "ewwwwww, nasty!' at the computer screen. I can hear you. The combination sounds horribly wrong and I used to think the same thing until I tried one. I. Was. Wrong. [cough, cough... I never say that or admit I was wr-wr-wr-wrong]
"Krysta, what in the hell are you doing to that piece of corn?"
Check out how cool this is...
You put a piece of corn in the center of a bundt pan, cut the kernals off the cob...
Cool beans! I have to give mad props to Kristen and MIL from going country for showing me this. It has made my life sooooo much easier. They have no idea. Two kids who can't eat corn on the cob but expect me to cut it off the cob for them and it always went everywhere including the floor. Shh... don't tell them but you know about the five second rule, right? Now thanks to Kristen and MIL, I don't have to feed my kids corn picked up off the kitchen floor.
corn, cooked and cut off the cob. Use approximately 1 ear of corn per person.
jalapeno, finely chopped. How hot can you stand it? I used 1/2 a jalapeno for three ears of corn.
cilantro, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Mix together. Eat.
Tasting Notes: Something you need to know...I hate corn off the cob. I hate the way it explodes in your mouth like little bombs. Same with peas. Just ewwww, but I do like this dish. It's actually the only corn I will eat off the cob. Spicy, sweet, cool, tangy. Yummy. I served this with Chicken That Tastes like Mexico and some rice.