Make your very own Mexican Corn Eloté right at home with minimal effort! It’s sweet, savory and you’ll want to eat up every bit of it. And thanks to your air fryer it’s an absolute breeze to make!
Mexican Corn Eloté | Air Fryer Mexican Street Corn
So what is Mexican Corn Eloté anyways?
Eloté is a popular Mexican street food. It’s basically just corn on the cob that has been grilled or boiled, and slathered with a delightful sauce, various seasonings, and cheese. It’s quite simple yet incredibly delectable.
Though traditional Mexican Corn Eloté is typically served on the cob and grilled, I decided to simplify the dish by using frozen corn and by cooking it in the air fryer. Using frozen corn saves time and effort while cooking it in the air fryer saves you from having to fire up the grill. Not to mention the air fryer gives you a similar texture to grilling the corn.
Oh, and yes I know one shouldn’t be saying Corn Elote but I have to do stupid things sometimes to make recipes searchable/findable on Google and other search engines, so there you go.
If you enjoy this Mexican side dish, why not make a full on Mexican meal? And why not make it all in the air fryer and save yourself from having to wash extra pans? My Air Fryer Chile Rellenos is super delicious and made right in your air fryer!
Yet another great option to make this a full on meal is my Mexican Chicken Pollo con Salsa Rojo. You can make it in the instant pot while the Corn Eloté cooks and cut down on your total cook time for the meal.
If you’ve not had it before, Mexican Corn Eloté can sound quite odd. But I assure you, it is absolutely to die for! Just cook up a batch next taco Tuesday or cook some up as a delicious vegetarian friendly snack and see for yourself!
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- 4 cups frozen corn
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sharp shredded parmesan cheese or feta cheese, cotija cheese or queso fresco
- 2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon chili powder or cayenne
- oil for spraying
You will need an air fryer basket with relatively small holes in the basket. If your air fryer has a grid-shaped basket, you may need to make this in a heatproof pan that fits inside the air fryer basket.
Place frozen corn in the bottom of the air fryer basket. Spray with oil.
Set fryer to 350°F for 10 minutes. At the end of the cook time, pour the corn into a serving bowl. Add butter and mix well until the butter has melted.
Mix in sour cream, mayonnaise, shredded cheese, lemon juice, and chili powder, and serve.
I am not a registered dietician or nutritionist. Nutritional information is provided a courtesy, and can vary depending on the exact ingredients you use.
Don’t forget to check out my Air Fryer Cookbook!
Every one of the recipes in this book can be made in an hour or less, and many are on the table in as little as 30 minutes. You won’t find “cream of anything” cans in the ingredient list: instead, you’ll start with fresh ingredients–healthful meats and vegetables–and let the air fryer do the hard work. Unleash the full potential of your Air Fryer and eat healthfully every night.