Elote waffle fry nachos – We topped our waffle fries with charred corn, mayo, sour cream, queso fresco, cilantro, and chorizo with just the right amount of spiciness. The result is a kickass finger food recipe perfect for a crowd.Jump to Recipe
These fries are easy to make, as you can cook them in the air fryer, and everything else comes together quickly.
This recipe is a nice break from the norm. So, if you and your family are used to taco Tuesdays with the same bland toppings, drop the tacos altogether and try this recipe instead.
You’ll get familiar flavors from spices like ground cumin and chili powder but more robust and in a different form. Trust me. You won’t regret it. Everyone will love it!
Also, this dish is perfect for game days, especially the Super Bowl.
Why, well, because for the Super Bowl, you need foods that maximize flavor while minimizing active cooking time.
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Below, you will find all of the ingredients you need to make this elote waffle fries recipe.
- Waffle Fries
- Corn (cob or canned)
- Queso Fresco
- Sour Cream
- Chili Powder
See the recipe card for quantities.
How To Make Elote Waffle Fries
After gathering all of your ingredients and equipment, the first step is to char the corn. So, there are several ways you can char your corn. We roasted ours by broiling for 10 to 15 minutes, rotating every couple of minutes.
The time varied depending on the size of the corn.
After you char the corn, you will need to strip the corn from the cob. W did this by using a bundt pan setup like the image below.
If you don’t have a bundt pan, you can take a small bowl, turn it upside down, and place it in a larger bowl to achieve the same effect. D ing so makes the process so easy.
The next step is to combine the corn niblets, sour cream, mayo, chili powder, juice from a lime, and salt. T en set aside.
Next, cook your chorizo.
Finally, cook your waffle fries using your preferred method. W chose air frying to get super-crispy and tasty fries without the mess of deep-frying. It worked great!
Finally, let’s put it all together!
You can serve these elote waffle fries in a variety of ways. For one, you could serve them on a large pan or platter and add on the toppings, and everyone can dig in.
Or, you could dress each fry up individually, as shown in the image above. That way, you know every fry will get toppings.
Hint: Save the fries for the last step to avoid getting cold and soggy.
You can store the corn mixture and chorizo in an airtight container for up to three days.
Elote Waffle Fries Recipe
- 1 Air Fryer optional
- 4 Ears Sweet Corn
- 4 Oz Cotija Cheese Crumbled
- 9 Oz Chorizo Sausage
- 24 Oz Frozen Waffle Fries
- 2 Tbsp Cilantro Minced
- 1/4 Cup Mayo
- 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
- 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder
- 2 Tsp Lime Juice
- 1/4 Tsp Salt
- Remove corn from the husks and place them on a baking sheet. Broil for 10-15 minutes or until kernels are slightly darkened on all sides. Make sure to rotate the corn a few times during the cooking time to ensure even charring.
- Cook the chorizo in a medium pan on medium-high heat until the color is a dull red or light brown. It should look like cooked ground beef. About 7-9 minutes. Put the cooked chorizo on a plate lined with a paper towel.
- In a medium bowl mix the mayo, sour cream, chili powder, lime juice and salt to taste. Set aside.
- To cut the corn off the cob you can use a bundt pan. Place the cob on the center hole and cut down. The kernels will fall into the pan instead of all over the counter. Add the corn into the sauce and mix to combine.
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees. Cook in batches, add the waffle fries and cook for 10 minutes. Shake the basket halfway.
- Once the fries are done, top them with the corn mixture, chorizo, cotija cheese, and cilantro. Enjoy!
- You can broil the corn in advance, cut the kernels off and store it in the fridge for up to a day.
- If you don’t have a bundt pan you can invert a small bowl into a large bowl. Put the cob on top of the smaller bowl and cut down. The kernels will fall into the larger bowl.
- If you have a larger air fryer you may not have to cook the fries in batches. Just make sure to still shake the basket halfway through the cooking time.
- Store corn mixture and chorizo in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container.
- You can reheat the fries in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 3-5 minutes.