Elotes, The BEST Corn on the Cob EVER



  1. Pull the tough outside husks off the corn.
  2. Carefully peel the remaining husks back part of the way.
  3. Pull as much of the corn silk off as you can.
  4. Pull the husks back over the corn to close it back up.
  5. Place corn in a bowl of ice water for 10 minutes.
  6. Preheat your grill.
  7. Pull corn out of water and shake off excess water. The water trapped in the husks will help steam your corn on the grill.
  8. Put corn on grill.
  9. Keep a close eye that the corn doesn’t catch fire as it cooks.
  10. Turn corn every 5 minutes until done. (Approx. 15-20 minutes)
  11. Check it to make sure it is crunchy soft like regular corn on the cob.
  12. Pull off the grill and peel the husks back.
  13. Place on a plate and slather all sides with sour cream.
  14. Sprinkle on the chili powder.
  15. Using a fine grater, grate cotija or parmesan.
  16. Squeeze on the lime and serve.