Fried Elotes. They're Real. You Should Make Them.

And then we received a tweet from @WhatWeAte that made us go out and buy a fryer:

Elotes Batter
Mix flour, baking powder and sugar in large bowl. In medium bowl, mix 1/4 C sour cream, 1/4 C real (not bullshit) mayo and juice of one lime. Add to flour mixture, whisk in eggs, cheese and 1/8 tsp chile powder. Stir in corn.

Fry Time
Heat oil in a deep fryer to 365 degrees. Using a scoop or spoon, drop a scoop of the elotes batter into the oil. (Our scoop is approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons.) Fry until golden brown, approximately 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to dry on a paper-towel lined plate. Work in batches, about 4 at a time.

Dipping Sauce and Garnish
Mix 3-4 T real (not bullshit) mayo, 3-4 T sour cream, juice of lime wedge and 1/8 t chile powder. Serve alongside fried elotes with remaining lime wedges.

With face.

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Alice Laussade writes about food, kids, music, and anything else she finds to be completely ridiculous. She created and hosts the Dallas event, Meat Fight, which is a barbecue competition and fundraiser that benefits the National MS Society. Last year, the event raised $100,000 for people living with MS, and 750 people could be seen shoving sausage links into their faces. And one time, she won a James Beard Award for Humor in Writing. That was pretty cool.
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