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  • Writer's pictureKevin Dam

"Spice up Your Snack Game with This Elote Fries Recipe!"

Elote fries are a mouth-watering fusion of Mexican street corn (elote) and crispy French fries, combining two universally loved snacks into one amazing dish. Here’s a basic recipe for Elote fries, as well as some tips and tricks to perfect your creation.


  • Dish name: Elote Fries

  • Cuisine: Fusion (Mexican-American)

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes

  • Cooking time: 25 minutes

  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 large potatoes, cut into fries

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup Cotija cheese, crumbled

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 lime, zested and juiced

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 1/4 cup canned corn, drained

  • Salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).

  2. Toss the fries in olive oil and spread them out on a baking sheet in a single layer. Season with salt.

  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and crispy, flipping halfway through.

  4. While the fries are baking, mix mayonnaise, lime zest, lime juice, and chili powder in a bowl.

  5. Once fries are done, remove from the oven and let them cool slightly.

  6. Drizzle the mayonnaise mixture over the fries, then top with Cotija cheese, canned corn, and chopped cilantro.

  7. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Tips and Tricks:

  • Potato Choice: Use Russet potatoes for the best texture; they're starchy, which makes for crispy fries.

  • Cutting Size: Cut the fries evenly so they all cook at the same rate.

  • Baking Alternative: For an even crispier texture, you can fry the potatoes in oil instead of baking.

  • Seasoning After Baking: Season with salt immediately after baking while they're still hot to ensure the seasoning sticks.

  • Mayonnaise Mixture: Adjust the lime juice and chili powder in the mayo mixture to suit your taste.

  • Topping Distribution: Spread toppings evenly to ensure every bite is flavorful.

  • Warm Corn: Slightly warm the canned corn for better texture and flavor before adding it to the fries.

  • Extra Toppings: Feel free to add chopped onions, tomato, or avocado for additional flavor layers.

  • Cotija Cheese: If you can't find Cotija, you can use feta cheese as a substitute, though Cotija is ideal for its authenticity and saltiness.

  • Serving Immediately: Elote fries are best served hot and fresh, so make sure to have your toppings ready to go as soon as the fries are out of the oven.

Enjoy your delicious Elote fries, a perfect snack for any gathering or simply to treat yourself!

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