Esquites Tostados(Mexican Toasted Corn)
Esquites Tostados(Mexican Toasted Corn)
All the flavor you love of Mexican esquites served as an appetizer with plenty of cotija cheese, mexican crema and fresh salsa!
Esquites Tostados(Mexican Toasted Corn)
Esquites Tostados(Mexican Toasted Corn)
All the flavor you love of Mexican esquites served as an appetizer with plenty of cotija cheese, mexican crema and fresh salsa!
Servings Prep Time
4servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
8-10minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
8-10minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 Roma tomatoesdiced
  • 1-2 serrano chileminced
  • 1/2cup white onionfinely diced
  • 2-3 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • salt and pepperto taste
  • 2large ears of fresh cornabout 3 cups
  • 1tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2cup Mexican crema
  • 1/3cup cotija cheesecrumbled fine
  • 4 Lime wedgesfor garnish
  • chile limon seasoningto taste
  • tortilla chips
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, serrano, onion, cilantro, juice of 1 lime, salt and pepper. Stir well to combine. Taste for salt, cover and set aside.
  2. Remove the corn from the cob. Set aside.
  3. Preheat a cast-iron skillet or griddle pan to medium heat for a few minutes. After a few minutes, add the fresh corn and spread out in an even layer. Cook for 3-4 minutes before stirring.
  4. Drizzle on 1 tablespoon of oil and stir corn to mix. Continue cooking for 4-6 more minutes, or until the corn begins to release its natural sugars and starts to toast lightly.
  5. Cook until you get the desired look for the corn. If you like darker toasting, then leave it on a little longer. To plate, you could leave the toasted corn in the pan or you can serve it on individual plates. Top with some of the fresh salsa in the center. Drizzle on some of the crema and sprinkle on some of the cotija cheese and chile limón seasoning. Serve with lime wedges and tortilla chips.
Recipe Notes

If fresh corn is not available, I would suggest using a good-quality frozen corn that has been defrosted. Pat dry with paper towels before toasting for better results.