Skillet Elote (Mexican Street Corn)

All the flavors you love in Mexican street corn made in a skillet for times when grilling isn't an option.


    • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice
    • 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder
    • 4 ears sweet corn, shucked and kernels cut off
    • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
    • 3 tablespoons cotija cheese


  1. Whisk mayonnaise, lime juice, and chili powder together in a bowl until evenly combined. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn and cook for 5 minutes without stirring. Toss around with a spatula and cook until corn has started to brown, about 3 minutes more. Remove from heat.
  3. Add reserved mayonnaise mixture and stir until evenly combined. Add cilantro and stir again. Transfer to serving plates and sprinkle cotija cheese over the top.