Mexican corn at a new restaurant - Philadelphia News

August 19, 2008 10:13:03 AM PDT
Local farms are harvesting their sweet corn. If you'd like to try cooking corn on the cob with a twist, try "elote". It's twice-cooked corn on the cobb.

Cantina Dos Segundos is a new restaurant on Second Street in Northern Liberties. They offer authentic Mexican cuisine, like "elote". First the corn goes into the oven and is cooked through. Then it's husked and grilled to impart more flavor.

On a Mexican street corner, your corn might be coated with mayonnaise and spices. Cantina Dos Segundos tries for a more refined taste. Tim McBride works in the kitchen and says they make the corn with cilantro and lime.

In Mexico, and at some local grocery stores, elote is sold on a stick. But the restaurant plates it up and some customers prefer to slice the corn from he cob.

It's easy enough to make at home. Like other authentic Mexican restaurants, the Cantina offers food that's well-seasoned but not excessively spicy.

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