This recipe is a riff on Mexican street corn. It is easier to make because it only contains 4 ingredients. One of the ingredients is a Mexican cheese that you may not be familiar with, Queso Fresco. It is not as hard as feta but has a similar, salty sour flavor. The other unusual ingredient that gives the corn a signature flavor and spicy kick is Flaming Hot Cheetos!
Cheetos Street Corn
4 ears shucked fresh corn
1/4 to 1/3 cup full fat mayonnaise
1 cup finely crumbled Queso Fresco Cheese
1 cup crumbled Flaming Hot Cheetos (If you don’t like spice use plain Cheetos. The Limon (lime) flaming hot flavor is also good.)
Boil corn until done or char with a gas grill. (I char corn using the direct flame from my gas range. Use tongs to rotate until all sides are charred.) Crumble queso Fresco with a fork until finely crumbled. Place Cheetos in a bag and hit with a rolling pin until crumbled. (Also good for frustration!)
Cover corn with mayonnaise using a knife. Press cheese on all sides of corn, then press Cheetos on top of cheese. Makes 4 servings. Enjoy!
Published in The News & Neighbor on August 12, 2020.