Post # 1
Hey has anyone ever had elotes at their cocktail hour? My favorite childhood memories are chasing the elote man, getting his elotes, and the duritos! And I really wanted to incorporate them into my wedding and would love to see if anyone else has. I looked on Google but nonever of the fancy ones looked as good as the ones I’m used to. And for those who don’t know what an elote is here are a few pictures 🙂
And the bombest elote cart ive ever seen!
Post # 2
I think it’d be a good idea but I would do it in a cup. If I was dressed up I wouldn’t want to eat it off the cob and get it all over. It’s messy!!
Post # 4
I personally would be worried about how messy they might be at a wedding (depending on the level of formality), and also people would have their hands full while they try to mingle, as opposed to serving small bites they can just pop into their mouths.
But mostly I’m replying to say that thanks to your post I am craving elotes hardcore right now. 😄
Post # 5
Waaaay too messy but maybe for a casual rehearsal dinner it would work!
Post # 6
What if you did mini elotes so they are less messy and less awkward in the more formal setting? Or shave it off the cob and serve in a cup?
Or a make your own elote bar?
Post # 7
Not the easiest food to eat, especially when trying to converse with others. I would probably pass, unless you’re also going to hand out floss.
Post # 8
Shaving it off the cob and basically making it into a salad is a great idea. I’ve made street corn salad before and it was awesome. All the familiar flavors are there. If authenticity and nostalgia are what OP is going for, I guess this might not necessarily fit the bill for her. But a great option!
Post # 9
sorry I just made some to go with my Arroz con Pollo for dinner and both me and the fi looked at each other with the idea to have elotes! Lol and definitely going fir authentic. My family is half mexican so i can imagine them asking me why I had “gringo corn” at my wedding lol
while the corncup isn’t my thing the smaller elotes are definitely a good idea! I definitely love the idea of an elote bar. So that way my fi’s less spice inclined family can forgo the spice. Like he has a cousin who can’t eat spicy nacho doritos. Not to be confused with duritos. Which I kinda also want to have at the wedding as well.
Pic of Duritos⬇
Post # 10
I LOVE elotes but I am a hot mess when I eat them. Therefore, I wouldn’t touch them at a cocktail hour. I’d choose betraying my heart over picking corn out of my teeth the entire reception.
Post # 11
I love elotes and am marrying into a Hispanic family but I wouldn’t do the ones on the cob, it’s too messy. We do corn in a cup from the elotes lady. It’s the same thing she just takes a knife and cuts it off the cob and pours it into the cup. Then we usually also add Valentina. I don’t like getting corn stuck in my teeth though.
Post # 12
I love elote! I find it messy to eat though so I make this salad version. Maybe you do something similar?
Post # 13
if i am going to be completely honest I’d rather not have them at all than to not have it authentic. My family can be a bit harsh on new versions of the mexican food we have grown up with. I can hear my tias tellingredients me “Mija, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” my nana who was born in Michoacan would be hella offended and probably light a bazillion candles to the Holy mother for her “wayward” grandchild. Maybe I’ll just have it at the rehearsal dinner like Horseradish :
suggested since most of the out of towners will be my family we could do elotes and a taco bar and do the empanadas and Peruvian papa rellena as passed apps for the cocktail hour instead.
Post # 14
What about esquites as a compromise?
Post # 15
oooooh why didn’t I think of that!! I’m just like nope to “street corn salad” but esquites is totally different. Now I have to find a caterer who can make them! Thank you soo much for the idea!!!