This Non-Traditional Elote Recipe Is Pissing Lots Of People Off
The wonderful people* at Tastemade U.K. recently posted a “Mexican Corn” recipe video to Facebook and the backlash was INSTANT.
The video starts off well enough, with two ears of corn being roasted.
Aaaand… things go south pretty quickly once the recipe calls for Feta cheese.
OK, that’s weird, but let’s power through it. Next is parmesan cheese, which can work when you’re in a pinch.
Next up are, um, chives…
Which will make most people familiar with Mexican elotes say:
But wait! There’s more! The recipe then calls for a little chile and lots of… yogurt.
Oh, United Kingdom… first you add an “H” to yogurt and then you add yogurt to elotes. Tsk, tsk.
By this point, you’re probably looking at your screen like this:
Stay with me. We’re almost done.
The recipe then calls for mayo to be added along with the yogurt. It still needs some powdered chile, right? Nope. This recipe calls for paprika.
Yogurt, feta and paprika? Lots of annoyed commenters dragged Tastemade UK for presenting their recipe as an “authentic” dish.
Someone even called it “insulting” to Mexicans.
Another person asked “who did this” but actually wanted names.
Look, did Tastemade screw up by presenting that recipe as the traditional elote preparado recipe most people are used to? Sure. They could have called this “Mediterranean-inspired Mexican Corn” and saved themselves some grief. But it’s too late now, though, so all we can say is this:
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