Comments: Elotes Tacos, Albany Park style

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Where did that corn come from? I seem to recall that - if you are lucky - it's "knee high by the fourth of July". Have they started importing it to the MIDWEST (shades of coal to Newcastle) in May??

Otherwise, looks like a tasty dish.

I just read that California is now growing corn year round. I had some at Bets' last week and it was great.

The corn was grown in Western Australia on a hydroponic farm in the shadow of Ayers Rock. It was shipped from Perth Australia to a whaling station at Tierra del Fuego where it was transferred to a Russian nuclear ice breaker disguised as a trawler. The Captain, one Jean-Pierre La Russe was addicted to methadone and cherry LifeSavers. Sensing a Brazillian Coast Guard patrol nearby, he jettisoned the corn cargo in the South Atlantic where it drifted until picked up by a Portuguese cargo ship carrying macaque monkeys for medical experiments to Dubai in the Arab Emirates.

There, the corn was loaded onto an Arab dhao which brought it up the Gulf to the British occupied river port of Basrah in Iraq. Along with sensitive military plans, the corn was then transferred via convoy to Nasiryah where it was placed in the hold of a troop transport that was loaded aboard a C-130 headed for Berlin.

Over Austria, the C-130 jettisoned the troop transport. The otherwise empty transport landed on top of a mountain, bounced several times and burst into flames, but the corn was ejected and slid down the side of the mountain until it fell into a tributary of the River Danube.

The corn remained in the icy waters of the Danube floating just below the surface until emerging in the Black Sea near a Russian resort town.

There, one Mister Andropov recovered the corn and packed it in his suitcase for his trip to America as an emissary of Vladimir Putin's to the Bush White House.

In D.C., the corn was confiscated by Selma Murphy of the Trasportation Security Authority. Rather than destroy the corn as TSA policy requires, she sold it to an unscrupulous Bosnian travelling salesman.

Along the route the Bosnian salesan takes every year is a stop in Chicago at the multi-ethnic Fruteria here I buy my vegetables.

Along with a plethora of Bosnian labelled jams and jellies and smoked eggplant/pepper preserves, the salesman gave the corn to the owner of the Fruteria, in exchange for a promise that the owner's youngest and most beautiful teenage daughter, Miranda, would be his to wed when she turned 21.

I then bought the corn from the Fruteria for about 35 cents an ear, with little to no thought about where it came from. It was yummy.

I'm kind of guessing about where it came from, though. No idea.

Hmph. Can I just say HMPH?

(have you considered cutting out the caffeine??)

I must say...I just happened upon this blog (via Slashfood if I remember correctly) and am tickled to death by it. You have yourselves a dedicated new reader. And I can't wait to try this recipe!

The picture is enough to make me want to try this and the recipe makes it sound great! But, the story about where the corn came from...I'll be back. Thanks

hey i live by albany park, and i am addicted to elotes!!

Might I add that ELOTES are best with "parkay squeezeable butter" which is what the vendors use, and you left out the mayonaise.
but i have tried it with and without the mayo. It does taste creamier, but if you'd like to save yourself the cholesterol, it's fine without mayo,too.


gl with your recipes!
hey i live by albany park, and i am addicted to elotes!!

Might I add that ELOTES are best with "parkay squeezeable butter" which is what the vendors use, and you left out the mayonaise.
but i have tried it with and without the mayo. It does taste creamier, but if you'd like to save yourself the cholesterol, it's fine without mayo,too.


gl with your recipes!
hey i live by albany park, and i am addicted to elotes!!

Might I add that ELOTES are best with "parkay squeezeable butter" which is what the vendors use, and you left out the mayonaise.
but i have tried it with and without the mayo. It does taste creamier, but if you'd like to save yourself the cholesterol, it's fine without mayo,too.


gl with your recipes!
hey i live by albany park, and i am addicted to elotes!!

Might I add that ELOTES are best with "parkay squeezeable butter" which is what the vendors use, and you left out the mayonaise.
but i have tried it with and without the mayo. It does taste creamier, but if you'd like to save yourself the cholesterol, it's fine without mayo,too.


gl with your recipes!

well..that's odd. server told me my post wouldn't go through.

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