Mexican Street Corn Cups

Ditch the cob. Enjoy a cup. Mexican street corn cups (aka esquites) are a tasty Mexican snack sure to win over every occasion. This original elote in a cup recipe is fun, healthy, mess-free, and easy to make. Best of all, you can eat the cup!

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350℉.

Step 2

Lay tortillas on a countertop and lightly brush on both sides with oil. Gently fit tortillas into the cups of a standard muffin tin, pleating them to fit. Bake until lightly browned around the edges, 10-15 minutes. Transfer tortilla cups to a rack to cool.

Step 3

In a large bowl stir to combine cotija or Parmesan, mayonnaise, lime juice, and chili powder. Add corn, onion, and cilantro and stir to coat with dressing.

Step 4

When tortilla cups are cool, fill with corn mixture and serve immediately.