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Ever Had Street Corn? Try This Recipe!

Does anyone else go to restaurants and order the same thing…every time?  My husband is adventurous when it comes to food and will order the special of the day and new dishes almost every time we go out.  Me, however, stick to the same two things and hardly venture from that.  BORING, right?!?!
I went out with some friends a long time ago to a local taco shop and one of the ladies order their street corn.  I’ve heard of it, but never had it.  She politely offered some to the table and I politely took a small spoonful. 

Corn as it was always meant to be!  This Street Corn is super creamy and seasoned to perfection!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com

It was pretty much amazing and you know me, I was already trying to recreate that recipe in my mind so I could make it later at home.  It was super creamy and seasoned to perfection.  I can’t decide if it’s the creaminess or the grill on the corn that makes this dish spectacular. 

Corn as it was always meant to be!  This Street Corn is super creamy and seasoned to perfection!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com

Here we are almost a year later talking about a bowl of corn.  I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s the best corn I’ve ever had!  It’s seasoned with chili powder and a hint of cumin.  There is also lime juice which just makes the whole dish (along with that grilled flavor) and it’s topped with queso fresca. 

Hands down the best way to eat corn!  This Street Corn recipe would make the perfect side dish for any mexican dinner.  And super easy to make!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com

My husband and I fell in love with my homemade version and decided that it was our new favorite side dish for our Mexican Food recipes!  The recipe is for 4 servings, but he and I had no problems splitting in half and downing it all.
Sometimes ordering (or trying) new foods totally pays off.  It just helps me be more brave and break away from my edible comfort zone! 

Hands down the best way to eat corn!  This Street Corn recipe would make the perfect side dish for any mexican dinner.  And super easy to make!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com

Street Corn
Serves 4
Printable Version

Ingredients
16 oz Bag Frozen Corn
1/2 Small Yellow Onion, Diced
3 TBSP Butter
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1/4 tsp Cumin
2 TBSP Mayonnaise
2 TBSP Lime Juice
3 TBSP Cilantro, finely chopped
Queso Fresca

Directions
1.  Heat butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
2.  Add in frozen corn and onions and cook for about 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  You’ll want brown bits to slightly form on the corn and onions, but not too much.
3.  Season with the salt and pepper during the cook time.
4.  Turn the heat off and sprinkle in chili powder and cumin.
5.  Fold in the mayonnaise, lime juice and 2 TBSP of cilantro and mix until combined.
6.  Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish the remaining cilantro and a generous amount of queso fresca.  Lightly sprinkle with a pinch of chili powder to add a bit more color.
7.  Serve hot with a few lime wedges on the side.

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13 Comments

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    Ange Strange
    April 25, 2016 at 6:34 am

    Looks delicious, I will definitely need to try this recipe.

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    Optimistic Existentialist
    April 26, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Looks and sounds like quite a yummy recipe indeed!

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    Unknown
    June 1, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    I absolutely hate cilantro! Would I substitute something else or just leave it out?

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      amygirly@gmail.com
      June 2, 2016 at 10:37 pm

      You can totally leave it out if it's something you hate. It's still going to be really good!

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    Unknown
    June 27, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    This was awesome! Thanks so much. I made a double batch and cooked it in a wok. worked well.

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    SunSun
    June 28, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Can I omit queso fresco, if I don't have it?

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    Jane
    July 11, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Is this served hot or cold? Made the queso fresco – super easy! Want to serve it with tacos.

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