Foil Packet Mexican Corn is an easy and delicious side dish to make on the grill to go with any meal. An easy twist on the popular Elotes or Mexican street corn.
I have become totally addicted to the flavors for Mexican Street Corn. We made it the traditional way, then in a skillet and now even more simply in a foil packet.
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How to Grill Foil Packet Mexican Corn:
- Lay a large piece of aluminum foil on a baking sheet. Heavy duty foil works best or a double layer of regular.
- Cut corn on the cob in half if desired, removing husks and silks.
- In a bowl mix together mayonnaise, sour cream, salt, garlic, cumin, chili powder and lime juice.
- Dip corn in sauce mixture, rolling to completely coat.
- Place on the foil and repeat with all corn.
- Fold sides of foil around corn to create a packet.
- Grill over indirect heat for about 20 minutes with about 300- 350° fire.
- Remove corn from the grill and carefully open foil packet.
- Sprinkle with cotija cheese and cilantro.
- Serve immediately.
This method differs from the traditional recipe in that the corn is cooked in the sauce instead of adding after the corn is cooked. So the sauce cooks into the corn for a milder taste and it is not so messy. That's my only complaint about Mexican street corn, is that is kind of hard to eat without getting it all over you.
You might also like this Chile Butter Corn on the Cob made in a foil packet with a tasty garlic, onion and green chile butter.