This Hot Cheetos Elote dish is made with corn, butter, limes, sour cream, mayonnaise, cotija cheese and Flamin Hot Cheetos.
I have been wanting to make something incorporating hot Cheetos for quite a while. The choice was either between making Flaming Hot Cheeto Mac and Cheese or Hot Cheetos chicken nuggets. I love street corn. In fact, I have already made Elote before. I wanted to take my taste buds to the next level, so I decided to make this dish.
When I brought this up that I was making this for dinner, I got some mixed reactions. At the end of the dinner, they LOVED IT!
What you will need
Corn: You will need fresh corn for this!
Butter: Butter makes this recipe so much tastier, although you could use oil instead.
Lime: You will need to use fresh limes for this recipe since you will need the zest as well.
Sour Cream: I love using sour cream although you can use Mexican crema as well.
Cheetos: I like using the flaming hot cheetos for a spicier kick, although regular cheetos will work too.
How to make Hot Cheetos Elote
Put the Cheetos in a food processor and pulse. Alternatively, you can put them in a Ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Place the crushed Cheetos in a large shallow dish.
In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and lime zest. With a brush, spread the mixture onto the corn.
Grill the corn for 10 minutes, turning once halfway.
In another bowl, add the lime juice, sour cream and mayo. Brush the grilled corn with the mayo sour cream sauce and toss in the Cheetos after. Repeat with the rest.