I’ve been excited about this recipe ever since we photographed it. You may remember our Elote Bruschetta post, or our Elote Mac and Cheese post… obviously we are big fans of elote and corn stuff. So we made Elote into a cheesy dip that is delicious. We also made homemade tortilla chips because then your chips are really thick and crispy, and you are able to get more cheese on the chip, which when it comes to cheesy dip is important. Hope you guys love this as much as I do!!!!
Ingredients: elote queso dip: crumbled cotija, garnish Directions:
Elote Queso Dip with Homemade Potato Chips
Serves 3 to 5
homemade seasoned tortilla chips:
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon chile powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
12 (4-5 inch) white corn tortillas, stacked and cut into 6 wedges
oil for frying
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
2 tablespoons diced shallot
1 tablespoon minced jalapeno
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 cups sweet corn kernels (from about 2 ears of corn)
1 lime, zested and juiced
2 tablespoons minced cilantro
1 tablespoon thinly sliced chives
1 1/2 tablespoons ap flour
1 1/2 cups whole milk
4 ounces shredded fontina cheese
2 ounces crumbled queso fresco
salt and pepper to taste
lime wedges for serving
1. Preheat deep fryer to 350˚F.
2. Place first 6 ingredients for the chips into a small mixing bowl and whisk together with a fork until completely combined. Set aside.
3. Place paper towels over a large baking sheet.
4. Once oil is hot, fry in small batches, stirring occasionally so the chips don’t stick together. Fry chips until barely golden brown and crisp.
5. Remove chips with a slotted spoon and transfer to the paper towel lined baking sheet. Repeat until all of the tortilla chips have been made.
6. Spread the chips into a single layer and sprinkle with seasoning. Flip the chips and season the other side, reserving 1/2 teaspoon of the seasoning. Carefully remove the paper towels from underneath the chips and discard. Toss chips together until evenly coated.
7. Set aside until ready to use or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
8. For the dip: Place 1 1/2 tablespoons of the butter into a skillet and melt over medium high heat. Add shallot, jalapeno and garlic and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Add corn and continue to sauté and caramelize for 5 to 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add lime zest and juice and continue to sauté for an additional minute. Remove from heat and fold in cilantro and chives. Set aside.
9. Place remaining butter into a saucepan and place over medium heat. Once butter has melted, add flour and whisk together. Continue to stir together for 2 minutes. Add milk and whisk together until no lumps remain and the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon.
10. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in both cheese, 1 ounce at a time, until mixture is smooth.
11. Fold the corn mixture and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of seasoning into the cheese mixture until completely combined. Adjust seasonings.
12. Pour dip into a serving bowl and top with crumbled cotija and cilantro. Serve with chips and lime wedges.
elote queso dip:
crumbled cotija, garnish