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Author Notes: Spice up the crunchy cornbread waffle recipe from King Arthur Flour with the toppings for elote (Mexican grilled corn): hot sauce spiked mayonnaise, cotija cheese, chili powder, and a squeeze of lime. —The Cooking of Joy
Makes about 10 waffles
For the cornbread waffles
- 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 5 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
For the elote toppings
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Juice from 1/2 a lime
- Cayenne pepper
- Chili powder
- Your favorite hot sauce (I like sriracha, but any would work)
- 1 cup crumbled cotija (or feta if you can't find cotija) cheese
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter or oil. In a separate bowl, blend together the dry ingredients, then quickly and gently combine the wet and dry ingredients. Let the batter sit for 10 minutes, to allow the cornmeal to soften.
- In the meantime, mix the mayo, minced garlic, and lime juice together. Add cayenne pepper, chili powder, paprika, and hot sauce (if using) to taste.
- Drop the batter by 1/3-cupfuls onto a hot waffle iron and bake until the waffle iron stops steaming. Top with the spicy mayonnaise and crumbled cheese. Sprinkle on more cayenne pepper and/or chile powder as desired, and serve with lime wedges.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Mash-Up Recipe