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My Version of Mexican Corn: Dress Up Your Corn. No Grill? Use Your Panini Maker!

Happy Monday! I'm sad this is not another three day weekend, but such is life. I've spent the weekend eating out and shopping with great friends, salsa dancing, swimming laps in the pool and cooking. I'll share those recipes with you later, but for today, let's talk about corn.

I love corn. Fresh, frozen, even canned. I like it in soups, salads, or simply boiled.

Below is my version of Mexican corn. I do not claim this to be authentic. It's just something I put together. Since I don't have a grill, I used my panini maker.

My Version of Mexican Corn



olive oil

bourbon smoked paprika

salt & pepper

lime juice, plus extra lime wedges


cilantro, chopped

1. Heat your panini maker.
2. Rub the corn with olive oil and paprika. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Cook the corn in the panini maker, rotating occasionally until it has softened and you can see "grilled marks."

4. Drizzle the corn with lime juice, and sprinkle with feta and cilantro. Serve with additional lime wedges.

This was freaking amazing!!! I had a hard time eating only one of these at a time. Clearly, the feta and cilantro fall off as you eat the corn, so make sure to have plenty of napkins available: this is one messy dish. Also, have extra feta and cilantro to keep on adding to your corn as you make your way around the cob.

Have you ever had or made Mexican corn? What technique do you use?


Unknown said...

Next time grill it, cut the kernels off and mix with everything. No mess!

mary said...

looks amazing, olga.

RJFlamingo said...

I love that you used your panini maker, Olga! Talk about multi-tasking an appliance! :-) I also love the bourbon smoked paprika - it's so good on so many things, but I never would have thought of using it on corn. I might sub cotija (Mexican cheese) for the feta, but other than that, I think this one's a keeper!

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

Woo hoo! I love that you like so many things about this post ;)
Happy Monday!!!

Yes, cotija or queso fresco would work well. I already had feta, so used that.

the hungry housewife said...

corn on a panani thats genius.

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

Yes, yes it is ;)

Megan said...

Looks awesome! Like something you'd get in a restaurant. I love when it's covered with lots of butter and cheese!

Russell at Chasing Delicious said...

Yumm! This looks scrumptious.

Lauren @ Healthy Delicious said...

where, pray tell, does one get bourbon smoked paprika? my husband would die of happiness is I brought some of that home!

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

here's the source:'ll add it to the post!). Robyn Webb actually found it and since I freelance for her, I got to keep it ;)

Simones Kitchen said...

That looks so good Olga and perfect for a warm summer day!! Yum!

Let Me Eat Cake said...

corn on a pannin maker!? you are brilliant love how simple this is!

Bianca Garcia said...

Awesome idea to use panini maker instead of a grill! I grew up eating corn as a sweet treat or part of dessert, and only a few years ago have started trying more savory dishes like Mexican corn. I haven't tried making it myself at home yet though!