Esquites are a Mexican snack or antojito sold in shops and street stalls which often also prepare elotes – the on-the-cobb cousin of esquites. Also known as “vasito de elotes” or cup of corn, classic esquites begin with onion and green chile sauteed in lots of butter to which corn kernels, chicken consommé, and salt are added. Placed hot in a cup, the mound of maiz is seasoned with lime, mayonnaise or crema, grated aged cheese, chile powder and salt.