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Mexican Street Corn


  • 4 ears corn on the cob shucked and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cotija cheese crumbled (or to taste)
  • ancho chile powder regular chili powder will be fine too
  • lime optional - if desired for topping
  • cilantro optional - if desired for topping


  • Grill corn evenly until all sides brown a bit (about 10-15 minutes).
  • Mix the sour cream and mayo together. Brush the cooked corn liberally with the mayo/sour cream mixture.
  • Roll each ear of corn in crumbled cotija cheese - this is kind of a Mexican feta, (you can sub for feta if you want)
  • Season with ancho chili powder - or regular chili powder if you have that handy.
  • I sprinkled mine with chopped fresh cilantro for presentation and because we love cilantro!! (Totally optional also - some people HATE cilantro)
  • You can also squeeze lime juice over the top for an extra zing - but we went without that.