Mexican Inspired Corn Cobs


MANY people mistake me for Mexican. Even in Holland. It might be my super short stature (5’2″ or 157cm for all you non-Americans). It might be my brown skin, dark brown eyes and jet-black hair. It also might my little round face.

Who knows.

But this is global. Literally, on every continent I’ve been to, even Korea, people ask if I’m Mexican.

Which was awesome that one time I went to Mexico. I traveled there in 2008 with my boyfriend at the time, and we rented a car and explored parts of the Yucatan + Quintana Roo. We ate everything in site. We felt Montezuma’s revenge.


We ate this corn. Of course, what we ate was a little different. They used queso fresco, which I didn’t have. They LATHER the cob with mayo, I added a little droplet. And they made their corn taste of fire (with spice), which the Englishman can’t really handle. But all of the elements were there, in a kind of watered-down Dutch way, cause hey, you gotta start somewhere.


Corn is usually thrown on a grill and dressed up with all the fixing. But it was raining here. So no grill. I boiled the ears and it did the trick.

So I wouldn’t say this is authentic. But it’s accessible for all, and pretty damn delicious.

Audio Pairing: Inspector Norse by Todd Terje

Mexican Inspired Corn Cobbs

By DellaCucinaPovera Published: August 25, 2014

  • Yield: 4 whole corn cobbs (2-3 as a side Servings)
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Ready In: 15 mins

Mecian-style street food: Corn on the Cobb



  1. Boil corn in salted water for about 10 minutes. Allow to cool + pat dry.
  2. Scoop about 1/2 tbsp of mayo on each half. Sprinkle red pepper flakes on top and squeeze a little lime juice on each. Enjoy!

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    1. says

      Mmmm, great recipe, Francesca! Ha, I live in Florida. Many people seem to think that anyone who looks Spanish is Mexican. Nevermind that there are so many Spanish countries that people have moved to Florida from. Sometimes people take time to THINK. Haha. :)

      • says

        Right?! Glad I’m not the only one. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being Mexican, but sometimes I want to say, “NO! [insert any other central/south american country]!” -just to really mess with them. Thanks for stopping by Julie!

      • says

        Yea! Sadly, Mexican is the furthest south I’ve been in the Americas, but that will probably change next year – wait for it – I’m going to Brazil! A friend lives there and is marrying her Brazilian menino. And I hear you on the corn – just tried corn fritters with breakfast the other day and I’m totally in love :) Thanks for stopping by, Denise!

    2. Emma's Little Kitchen says

      Perfect! They had similar corn dishes all over the Southern states this week, and I didn’t get to try them. This will be a good start, even “watered down” ;)

    3. says

      YUM! I could eat corn on the cobb for days!! I always love sprucing it up with a little yogurt sauce/cheese/herbs/alllll the butter! Looks amazing!

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