Crunchy tater tots elote style covered in grilled corn kernels, Cotija cheese and a mayonnaise crema sauce! If you're looking for a major holy wow moment, then this is it!
It's that time again. Time to make some more ridiculous but drool-ishus and over-the-top french fries! Actually this time I'm using tater tots which must be some sort of cousin to the french fry. When is this madness going to stop? It started with these Panela covered cheese fries, and then grew quickly into fries covered in New York steak and beef gravy but now I'm introducing you to the these taters Elote style.
The idea for this came from the grilled Mexican corn on the cob that you can buy from street vendors. It's usually covered in mayonnaise and crumbled Cotija cheese and sprinkled with chili powder. I have to level with you and tell you that I've never had authentic elite like that, but just knowing what the ingredients are makes it a no-brainer that I'd love it. Actually, these tots sealed the deal for me. Any form of grilled corn is a total flavor bomb. All those little black kernels are dropped over the crunchy tater tots and dowsed in salty Cotija cheese. The whole pile of tater love is drizzled with a mayonnaise and crema sauce and fresh chopped cilantro.
Grilled corn can take a while to cook so I like to wrap mine in a wet paper towel and microwave it for a few minutes. That gives it a head start to getting soft. Then throw it on a super-hot grill and keep turning it to make sure it gets evenly blackened. A sharp serrated knife will easily take off all the kernels when you slice the corn on each side. Add some fresh chopped cilantro if you're feeling fancy, grab a fork and start the party!