Recipe: Elote al Echo Parque (aka Grilled Corn on the Cob, Echo Park Style)

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Elote al Echo Parque

Los Angeles is known for great street food and those craveable ears of grilled corn slathered with mayo, chile and grated cheese are one of our most iconic street eats.

In their new cookbook Lust for Leaf: Vegetarian Noshes, Bashes and Everyday Great Eats – the Hot Knives Way,  Alex Brown and Evan George (who go by the alias Hot Knives) update this summertime treat for the backyard. Elote al Echo Parque (grilled corn of Echo Park) is an homage to the street food vendors on LA’s Eastside, but the duo replaces the usual pre-grated Parmesan and store bought chile powder found on street carts with Pecorino Romano and Turkish chile flakes called urfa biber. The Hot Knives recommend eating this while drinking Eagle Rock Brewery‘s Populist IPA and listening to Randy Newman’s “I Love LA.”

You can find urfa biber at The Spice Station in Silver Lake.

Listen to Evan Kleiman banter with the Hot Knives about pickle power bars, pool party food and delicious vegetarian eats below: