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Mexican Street Corn BLT Sandwiches {Esquites}

 

BLT Esquites Sandwich from @itsyummi - B.L.T. meets Mexican street corn for a party in your mouth!

Mexican Street Corn BLT Sandwiches {Esquites}

A BLT sandwich meets Mexican street corn for a lunch party in your mouth!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 968 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 slices bacon crisply cooked
  • 4 small leaves of green leaf romaine, or iceberg lettuce
  • 2 plum tomatoes sliced
  • 2 ciabatta rolls or bread of your choice sliced in half
  • For the Esquites
  • 1 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 ears fresh corn shucked, kernels removed (about 1.5 cups fresh corn kernels)
  • 1 healthy pinch sea or Kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 1 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 ounce cotija or Parmesan cheese finely crumbled/shredded
  • 3 scallion greens thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and stemmed, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder plus more to taste

Instructions
 

Make the Esquites:

  • Place oil into a large cast iron or non-stick skillet over high heat until shimmering.
  • Add corn kernels and salt. Stir once or twice, then cook without disturbing until corn is charred on one side, about 2 minutes. Toss corn, stir, and repeat until charred on second side, about 2 minutes longer. Continue tossing and charring until well charred all over, about 10 minutes total. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Add mayonnaise, cheese, scallions, jalapeño, lime juice, and chili powder and toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and more chili powder to taste.

Sandwich Assembly:

  • Place rolls onto a serving platter, cut side up.
  • Place half of the Esquites on one side of each sandwich. On the opposite side of the roll, stack 4 bacon slices, 2 pieces of lettuce and tomato slices. Place sandwich halves together and open wide to eat and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 968kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 30gFat: 66gSaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 1173mgFiber: 7gSugar: 11g
Tried this recipe? Mention @itsyummi or tag #itsyummirecipe!

Mexican street corn and BLT sandwiches are classic and delicious all on their own. In sweet corn season, combine them both to make BLT Esquites Sandwiches! A Mexican BLT sandwich is perfect for a delicious lunch or light dinner.

Mexican Street Corn BLT Sandwich on a white plate

I suppose I have bacon on the brain and that’s why this sandwich looks so slamfandantastic to me.  You can’t see it very well in my photos, but there’s a bacon weave at the bottom of my Mexican street corn BLT sandwich.  You know what I’m talking about, don’t you?  A bacon weave looks like this:

Bacon weave - photo credit to DudeFoods.com - check out their amazing Bacon Weave Double Cheeseburger! http://dudefoods.com/bacon-weave-double-cheeseburger/

By the way, photo credit goes to Nick at Dude Foods. Have you seen his Bacon Weave Double Cheeseburger?  Oh em gee… If coronary artery disease didn’t run rampant through my family’s gene pool, I might try one of those burgers. Actually, I might try one anyway.  You only live once, so make sure that there are no regrets. That’s my reason for using a bacon weave on my sandwich. No regrets.

The main reason for creating this Mexican street corn BLT is that it’s Bacon Month. Have bacon. Cook bacon. Eat bacon, in as many things as possible. Like Warm Cheesy Spinach Dip with Bacon , or Bacon Cheddar Cornbread , or Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Anyhoo, back to my jazzed up BLT sandwich…

What is Esquites?

Do you know what Esquites is, and more importantly, have you ever eaten it? You’re shaking your head up and down in the affirmative motion, aren’t you? If not, just know that it’s a delicious ear of corn on the cob turned into a Mexican street snack that you must consume mass quantities of whenever fresh sweet corn is available.

That’s an important guideline, made up and mandated by yours truly, so please try to adhere to it, m’kay?

Esquites is the younger but neater cousin of Elote, which is basically the messiest and most delicious corn on the cob you’ll ever sink your teeth into. It’s smothered in mayonnaise, lime juice, spices, and cheese.  Uh huh. Amazing wow, right? I told you it was messy and delicious!  Anyhoo, for lack of a better word, it is being used as salsa for my sandwich. It’s adds depth of flavor to a BLT that you can’t taste by using regular mayo, and the yellow sweet corn makes me want to smile.

Mexican Street Corn BLT Sandwich on a plate

If you want to see the other Bacon Month recipes submitted by the group, including my recipe for Spaghetti Carbonara with Browned Butter, just click here

Spaghetti Carbonara with Caramelized Onions and Browned Butter... this is crazy delicious!

I hope you enjoy this Mexican street corn-loaded BLT recipe!

How to Make Mexican Street Corn BLT Sandwiches

Mexican Street Corn BLT Sandwich

BLT Esquites Sandwich

A BLT sandwich meets Mexican street corn for a lunch party in your mouth!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 2
Calories 968 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 slices bacon crisply cooked
  • 4 small leaves of green leaf romaine, or iceberg lettuce
  • 2 plum tomatoes sliced
  • 2 ciabatta rolls or bread of your choice sliced in half
  • For the Esquites
  • 1 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 ears fresh corn shucked, kernels removed (about 1.5 cups fresh corn kernels)
  • 1 healthy pinch sea or Kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 1 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 ounce cotija or Parmesan cheese finely crumbled/shredded
  • 3 scallion greens thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and stemmed, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder plus more to taste

Instructions
 

  • For Esquites
  • Place oil into a large cast iron or non-stick skillet over high heat until shimmering.
  • Add corn kernels and salt. Stir once or twice, then cook without disturbing until corn is charred on one side, about 2 minutes. Toss corn, stir, and repeat until charred on second side, about 2 minutes longer. Continue tossing and charring until well charred all over, about 10 minutes total. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Add mayonnaise, cheese, scallions, jalapeño, lime juice, and chili powder and toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and more chili powder to taste.
  • Sandwich Assembly
  • Place rolls onto a serving platter, cut side up.
  • Place half of the Esquites on one side of each sandwich. On the opposite side of the roll, stack 4 bacon slices, 2 pieces of lettuce and tomato slices. Place sandwich halves together and open wide to eat and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 968kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 30gFat: 66gSaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 1173mgFiber: 7gSugar: 11g
Tried this recipe? Mention @itsyummi or tag #itsyummirecipe!

Recipe adapted from Serious Eats

 

BLT Esquites Sandwich from @itsyummi - B.L.T. meets Mexican street corn for a party in your mouth!

titled photo collage - Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Esquites Sandwich (Mexican Street Corn)

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10 Comments

  1. I love me some esquites (or elote)! The idea of using on this sandwich? Outstanding! Nice, Becca. 🙂

  2. Yes, yes and more yes! I love this idea. I just made some Mexican Street Corn the other night…if only I had thought to put bacon in there, too. Amazing!

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