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Mexican Esquites

Learn how to make this delicious Mexican street food that you will find all over Mexico.
Course Appetizer, street food
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 Esquites
Calories 291kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 Cups White Corn Kernels
  • 1/2 white onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • Salt to taste
  • Epazote optional
  • 5 Cups Water

Accompaniments

  • 1/2 cup cotija cheese
  • 1/2 cup Mexican crema
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • lime juice to taste
  • hot sauce or chile powder to taste

Instructions

  • Start by adding the butter, onion and garlic to a frying pan and cooking until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the corn kernels and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat.
  • Add the water, the epazote and the salt and let boil for 20 minutes.
  • Serve in paper cups and add the accompaniments, stirring well. Serve hot!

Nutrition

Serving: 1Esquite | Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 1388mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 16.6mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 0.7mg