(Closed) Elotes for the cocktail hour?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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 # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I love the idea!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Waaaay too messy but maybe for a casual rehearsal dinner it would work!

Post # 6
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Honey bee

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sumshine.dawn :  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?

 

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Post # 7
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Blushing bee

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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Mrs.Sugabee2003 :  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 # 10
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Helper bee

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

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
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Busy bee

I love elote! I find it messy to eat though so I make this salad version. Maybe you do something similar?

 

Elote Salad

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

What about esquites as a compromise?

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