Elotes refer to roasted or boiled ears of sweet corn in Mexico. Roasted Elotes are often prepared on street-side grills streetside grill for fixing roasted corn such as the one at the left, spotted on a back street in Mexico City. Boiled Elotes typically are fished from tubs of hot water, or cloth-covered buckets, and likewise sold along streets, while roasted Elotes may be smeared with butter or mayonnaise, or possibly doused with lemon juice. Salt and powdered chili pepper, or maybe tabasco sauce, may also be sprinkled on. Typicall, boiled Elotes are amply buttered. In Mexcio, Both kinds of Elote may be impaled on sticks so that the customer can walk down the street nibbling the ear as if it were a drumstick. In El Salvador, Elotes which literally means "new corn" are eaten during the month of September before the corn hardens

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