This recipe for Mexican street corn nachos went viral on TikTok

It’s sweet, salty, creamy and crunchy – a pure snack.

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Elote, also known as Mexican street corn, is the perfect warm-weather side or snack. It has every flavor you could possibly want – sweetness from corn, cream of mayonnaise and a melted layer of cheese and tart tagine. With all those flavors and textures in one bite, it’s easy to see why people love palm. Even better, we are in the midst of corn season.

Another thing people love about elote is that it tastes great when combined with other dishes. The creator of TikTokjaninehudz posted a recipe for Mexican street corn nachos and we can’t get enough of it. These easy nachos require only a handful of ingredients and come together within minutes. No wonder people can’t stop making them!

How to make mexican corn nachos

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This recipe calls for frozen corn, but you can easily use fresh corn instead. If you get some fresh ears of sweet corn at the grocery store or farmers market, it will take this truly delicious dish to another level.


  • 3 cups frozen corn
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • tortilla chips
  • Shredded cheese, such as cheddar or monterey jack
  • Cotija cheese
  • coriander for garnish


  • Season the corn with salt and pepper. Cook in a skillet or non-stick frying pan for 2 minutes over medium heat.
  • Remove the corn from the stove and combine with the jalapenos and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, and remaining lemon juice.
  • Add tortilla chips to a skillet or baking dish. Sprinkle with grated cheese.
  • Bake for 5 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Add corn, mayonnaise mixture, and Cotija cheese. Garnished with coriander.

Can’t get enough of talking? Try Roast Elote Flatbread or Mexican Street Corn Bake, or make some of the internet’s famous elote ramen.

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