Costa Rican Food: Chorreadas de Elote

I was eating at my in-laws’ house the other day when my mother-in-law gave me this:


If you don’t know what that is, then you don’t know Costa Rica. It’s a chorreada, also called a chorreada de elote. Actually, it’s three of them. It’s basically ground fresh corn that’s cooked like a pancake and served with heavy sour cream. They’re quite tasty, although my wife claims they make you fart. You can be the judge.

In any case, I wanted to share the picture, and include this link to a post I wrote on my personal blog a few years ago. If you want to make these at home, they’re very easy, and the post has pictures and step-by-step instructions to make them. I’m pretty sure it’s corn season in some parts of the world, so give it a shot! If you do try them out, tell me how it goes!

Thanks for reading, and buen provecho!

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