Street Corn from In Mexico, Corn Is Life Slideshow

In Mexico, Corn Is Life Slideshow

Laurie Smith

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Street Corn

The first thing I eat when I get to Mexico is a wonderfully toothsome roasted ear of local corn slathered with a thin layer of crema (Mexican cream), sprinkled with powdered red chile, and moistened with a squirt of fresh lime juice. Sometimes the cooked kernels are removed from the ear, given the same treatment, and are sold as esquites.