Thursday, August 26, 2010

Homesick Texan

My husband brought home a lot of corn on the cob and it made me think of how much I love the way it's served at Cafe Habana.  So I searched for a recipe and came across one from Lisa Fain at Homesick Texan, a wonderful place for recipes from a woman who now resides in New York City, loves Woody Allen movies, and directs other homesick Southerners where to find Ro-Tel in the city...clearly a soul sister of mine!  To my delight, Hyperion is publishing The Homesick Texan Cookbook next year!   
Mexican Corn On The Cob

4 cobs of corn
2 tablespoons of butter
4 tablespoons of mayonnaise
4 lime wedges
1/2 cup of cotija cheese, crumbled
Cayenne to taste

Pre-heat oven to 350.  For 25 minutes, cook corn in husk.  Once you take the corn out of the oven, let it cool for 5 minutes.

Pull husks down, leaving them attached at the base of the cob, which can act as a handle.  While warm, spread 1/2 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise all over the cob.

Sprinkle 1/8 cup of cheese on the cob, then sprinkle on some cayenne pepper, and then squeeze a little lime over it.

Note: You can also grill or steam the corn.  If you can't find cotija cheese, you can use Parmesan instead.



Shannon said...


Kelly said...

yumm!! Cafe Habana is the best... but you can go to Fuel City and get the elote!