Understanding the importance of corn in Mexican cooking

Joey Skladany is an In The Know cooking contributor. Follow him on Instagram and visit his website for more. There are many dishes in this world that I crave regularly, but few elicit actual moans while I’m eating them. Mexican street corn, otherwise known as elote, falls into the latter category and is a native delicacy I always look forward to during trips to Mexico.  Corn on the cob slathered with mayonnaise and topped with chili powder, lime juice, cotija cheese and cilantro is the embodiment of cuisine with a harmonious flavor balance: Sweet, salty, spicy, tangy and creamy.