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Kick your corn up a notch

Corn on the cob just got better! Slather roasted corn with delicious flavors like lime, sour cream, chili powder and cheese for a twist on a classic summer favorite.

Roasted corn with sour cream, chili and cheese

Simple roasted corn is a staple at barbecues, but you'll ditch the standard melted butter and salt recipe in favor of this kicked up Mexican-inspired corn on the cob for your next picnic.

Roasted corn with sour cream, chili and cheese recipe

Yields 6


  • 6 ears of corn, silk removed but husks left intact
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon hot chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lime, cut into 6 wedges
  • 1/4 cup Mexican sour cream (or regular sour cream)


  1. Tie the husks of each ear back to act as a handle for the corn.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the Parmesan cheese, chili powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large stockpot, bring water to a boil over high heat. Add the corn. When the water returns to a boil, cook for another 5 minutes. Remove corn with tongs and drain off excess water. Pat dry.
  4. Over an open gas-stove flame, char one of the ears of corn, rotating it every so often until slightly blackened on all sides. Remove to a serving platter and repeat with the remaining ears of corn.
  5. Rub a wedge of lime over each ear of corn. Spread each ear with the sour cream and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese mixture. Serve immediately.

Grill it!

If you'd rather use a grill to roast your corn, follow the directions in this article, then garnish.

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Comments on "Roasted corn with sour cream, chili and cheese"

patricia May 26, 2013 | 7:07 AM

when i would go with a dear friend of mine to a mexican celebration there would be mexican stlye roasted corn, it was great. Another if their treats would be mango on a stick sprinkled with chile-lime season. try it you will love it.

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