Elotes with Bacon (Grilled Mexican Corn)

 Bacon Corn Elotes

Our love of corn extends well beyond the summer months. To be honest, it’s a food craving we have year round. We simply can’t get enough of this yellow staple which is also super cool ‘cuz it’s both a vegetable and grain, depending on how it's cooked. #Facts. No matter how we prepare it—grilled, roasted, on the cob or off—corn is a sure-fire crowd pleaser.  

One of our favorite ways to devour corn is on the cob, Elote-style! For those who are curious, Elote is traditionally a dish comprised of cooked sweet corn slathered in a delicious combo of Mexican crema + mayo + chili powder and then sprinkled with Cotija cheese. It also known as "Mexican street corn" given it's popularity as a snack often sold at festivals, events and on the streets in Mexico 

And, we want to let you in on a little secret: we make this delish dish using Smoked Lardons. Surprise!!! We find that these little bacon flavor bombs deliver a super savory, smoky crunch to the mix, and, since corn is a perfect culinary companion to share at a potluck or picnic, we like to combine it with Smoked Lardons, then serve it up whenever we get the chance. Did we mention that the dish also blends well with the rest of the ingredients including Cotija cheese, and, of course, bacon!

Trust us when we say that these dishes will bring joy to your taste buds, delivering some zip, zing and pizazz found.  Get ready to be a-maize-d? (See what we did there?)

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