Elotes (or Mexican street corn) is crazy delicious. Turns out that you actually CAN make fresh corn even better. Sweet, spicy, salty, cheesy even tart. All your taste bases are covered.
This beautiful recipe from the streets and homes of Mexico has been one of the most popular recipes in Good and Cheap.
So far, not one, but three people have told me they were overcome with tears of joy when they tasted this. It’s that good. What are you waiting for?
I’ve been making these a lot lately at different events around the city. They’re a great party food so they’re perfect when there’s a crowd. They also surprise people. They’re like vegetable chicken fingers! I suggest in Good and Cheap that you serve them with peanut sauce, but people have enjoyed them with sour cream and scallions, spiced yogurt and even salsa. And now that it’s solidly asparagus season well, it’s time to try crusting them!
If this Sunday sees you hosting a gathering of football lovers, may I recommend these deviled eggs? They are a little more fuss than dumping out a bag of chips and dip, but they won’t leave you feeling gross and everyone will be impressed. Plus you need something to do while you wait for the game to start, right? You can even flavor them to honor your favorite team! For the patriots, the classic, mustard with a little pickle, for the Seahawks, maybe a little smoked salmon and dill? Eat well, even on game day. Keep reading
Are you intrigued by the delicious photo above? Don’t worry, I’ll tell you all about how to recreate it in just a minute. First we have to talk about a problem. Holiday party spreads. While eating too many sweets and feeling sick is a grand tradition, the older I get the less I want to eat 45 Ferrero Rocher’s in one evening.
And no, it’s not good enough to put carrot sticks and dip on a table laden with chocolate tarts, spiced nuts, rum balls, sugar cookies, almond brittle etc. You know what I’m going to go for! Don’t do this to me! Don’t do this to your friends.
Let’s care for ourselves and our guests by having at least SOME appealing, non-sugar laden food for them so they can stay and party late into the night. And let’s do it without going broke. Okay?
Let’s have a toast party! Stuff on Toast seems to be the standout favourite amongst Good and Cheap fans so I got pretty inspired this past weekend and came up with a bunch of yummy stuff on ricotta toast. You start with toast and….HOMEMADE RICOTTA. It’s all you need for super decadence (see I’m still in the spirit I swear!). Smear and smoosh the homemade ricotta onto warm toast and top with ….. just about anything!