Mexican Skillet Corn
Just because Labor Day has come and gone doesn’t mean i’m ready for corn to stop being one of my main food groups. Mexican Skillet Corn brings the yummy flavors that you love from Mexican street corn, but easily made in your cast iron skillet!
We start off by charring our corn kernels (fresh if available, but thawed frozen or canned works too!). To do this, the key is to not stir too much. Leave the kernels be for a couple of minutes at a time to give them a chance to cook and slightly char. Once our corn kernels are cooked and beautifully charred, we stir in the real flavor game changers. Minced jalapeños for some spice. Chili powder and green onions to really bring the flavor. And some lime juice and cilantro to brighten everything up. And last, but not least, we stir in queso fresco (or cotija) to really bring the street corn vibe to the Mexican Skillet Corn. YUM.
I love Mexican Skillet Corn served as a side dish with carne asada or tacos, or even used as an ingredient in burrito bowls. The uses are endless!