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A traditional Mexican corn dish; great with tacos!

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Servings: 8


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  • 1 Medium onion, small dice
  • 8 Cups corn kernels off the cobb
  • 4 Cups corn stock (recipe follows)
  • 4 Oz. Butter
  • Epazote, a fresh Mexican herb *
  • Garnish
  • Lime Mayonnaise (recipe follows)
  • Queso Fresco *
  • Chili Piquin *
  • can all be found in any of the Mexican/Latin markets in South Philly


  1. Sweat diced onions in butter. Add corn kernels and cook until soft (About 15 minutes). Add corn stock and simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes, leaving some liquid. Season with salt to taste. Fold in epazote. Serve warm in large bowl. Top with a light layer of Lime Mayonnaise, crumbled Queso Fresco and a gentle shake of Chile Piquin.
  2. Corn Stock
  3. 6 corn cobs, kernels removed
  4. 1 medium onion, sliced thin
  5. 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  6. 2 tbs olive oil
  7. 4 quarts water
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Gently sweat onions and garlic in olive oil until very soft. Add corn cobs and water and cook until stock is very fragrant and flavorful, about one hour. Strain to remove cobs and onion and season to taste with salt.
  10. Lime Mayonnaise
  11. 1 cup prepared mayonnaise
  12. 1/8 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  13. Salt to taste
  14. Combine mayonnaise and lime juice in a small bowl and mix well. Season to taste with salt.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 194g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 256  
Calories from Fat 114 45%
Total Fat 13.07g 16%
Saturated Fat 7.67g 31%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Potassium 372mg 11%
Total Carbs 35.5g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4.2g 14%
Sugars 0.54g 0%
Protein 5.64g 9%
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