A couple weeks ago I was talking with Karl. I had just made some sweet corn and he was telling about “Street Corn” in Texas. He said he was missing that. I had no idea what he was talking about. In general, here in the Midwest, sweet corn happens late July/August and we make in our homes. Typically with butter, maybe salt and pepper too.
Karl was telling that “street corn” is corn on the cob that is cooked then buttered and mayonaised and chili sauced. He said it’s VERY messy and VERY delicious. I couldn’t imagine anything better than regular old sweet corn….so then, about two days later I was looking through a magazine that Mary Jo had given me. In it was a recipe for what sounded like a version of “street corn”.
I read through the recipe and pretty much gave up on after reading the ingredients. What was cotija cheese? That’s not a Midwest cheese at all. Well…forget that recipe.
Then the next day I was at the grocery store and guess what??? They had cotja cheese! I bought it and then went home to try to find the recipe back again.
I don’t have a grill so I did the corn they way I typically do…Instant Pot with 2 cups water and corn…Manual pressure 7 minutes.
I LOVE the instant pot for corn. Because we don’t boil it in an open pan the whole house doesn’t get hot. I tossed them on the griddle…um…looking good.
Then I spread them with the butter made using the recipe….and sprinkled the cheese on it. YUM.
That was so good that I decided to try another. This time I added tajin. That is the spice that Karl wrote a blog post and recommended on apples. (find that post HERE)
Even better. I like my regular corn with good old butter only but this is really good too. I actually like the variety of having two ways to eat it. It’s definitely worth a try. If you can’t find tajin in your area. Amazon has it here. I’ve found I use Tajin on a lot of things now.
It’s worth a try. It’s easy and fun to try this recipe…it will be big time sweet corn season here soon. I can’t wait!!! Isn’t it funny how little coincidences add together and make something come together. Who knew a conversation with Karl, a magazine from a blog reader, and a trip to the grocery would all come together to make a great eating experience.
How much water in the instant pot?
2 cups is what I usually use.
I just realized that the last time I read the blog was May 20. I know this because I just read backwards until I came to one that was familiar. Sheesh. I shouldn’t get that far behind! You have so many things to talk about. Love, love, loved your post on the best books. Your kiddo posts were funny and interesting as well. I don’t know how you do all you do with your furniture and reselling. But, I love knowing that others out there are as into re-purposing as I am.Keep up the good work!
From the description of cotja cheese, would mozzerella be a substitute?
fyi – Walmart has Tajin for $3.88.
Thx for the corn recipe. Sounds good!
You are such a great Mama…and the xien sounds delicious ,
Sb corn lol not xien
Cotija is a Mexican cheese. Also, you can wrap your corn (no shucks or silks) in paper towel and microwave for 5 minutes. Done and crisp. I love mine with butter, S/P too. That’s my favorite.