- 4 tbsp Unsalted butter
- 2 cups Corn kernelsfresh, cut off the cob
- 2 cloves Garlicminced
- ¼ cup Mayonaise
- ¼ cup Cotija cheesecrumbled, plus more for garnish
- 1 Jalapeño pepperminced (seeds removed if you don't want it spicy)
- 2 tbsp Cilantrochopped
- ½ tsp Saltplus more to taste
- Juice of 1 Lime
- Chili powderto taste
Esquites (Mexican Street Corn Cups)
If you are a fan of corn on the cob, you will love these Esquites (Mexican Street Corn Cups). I first tasted these esquites on a trip to Mexico, where they are served in a large cup with a spoon to mix the corn, mayo, and cheese together!
To make esquites, start by cooking butter, fresh corn kernels, and garlic in a skillet and transfer to a medium mixing bowl. Add mayo, cotija cheese, jalapeno, cilantro, salt, and lime juice. Stir the ingredients together until fully combined. Taste and season with more salt and mayo to your liking. Garnish with chili powder to taste, a lime wedge, and a sprinkle of cotija cheese or queso fresco.
To make these Esquites (Mexican Street Corn Cups), you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Esquites (Mexican Street Corn Cups)
Add mayo, cheese, and spices