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SKITS with MARROW – Original recipe step by step!

22 mayo, 2021

If you live in Mexico, you have surely heard of the famous esquites with marrow that are sold in Mexico City and Puebla, an exquisite nighttime snack of shelled corn cooked with epazote, accompanied by mayonnaise and cheese and a touch of provident marrow flavor. , which is nothing more than the fat of the beef bone.

In RecetasGratis we are going to teach you how to prepare this famous dish so that you can enjoy it from anywhere in Mexico or from any other country where you can get the ingredients. Keep reading, don’t miss this fabulous recipe and discover with us how to make esquites with marrow.

8 diners
1h 30m
Low difficulty

Ingredients to make Esquites with marrow:

How to make Esquites with marrow:


To start the recipe for esquites with marrow, place the marrow bones in a pot with 1 liter of water, add 1 clove of garlic, a pinch of oregano, a sprig of epazote and a little salt and let it cook for 25 minutes.

Trick: If you want to add more flavor, you can use cubed beef broth or you can choose chicken broth.

Esquites with marrow recipe - Step 1


Clean the corn, grab a knife and break them down placing them in a vertical position.

Esquites with marrow recipe - Step 2


Heat the butter, add the shelled corn and cook it, stirring regularly for 10 minutes.

Esquites with marrow recipe - Step 3


Finely chop the epazote and the serrano pepper and add them to the corn, mix and cook for 5 more minutes.

Esquites with marrow recipe - Step 4


Pour in the broth from the marrow cooking plus 1 cup of water, make sure the corn is completely covered and cook for 10 minutes. You can substitute the broth from the marrow cooking for water or chicken broth, although in this way the marrow skits will have much more flavor.

Esquites with marrow recipe - Step 5


Check the flavor and if necessary season with a little more salt. Done this, add the marrow bones cooked and boil 5 more minutes.

Esquites with marrow recipe - Step 6


Traditionally it is served in a glass, but you can serve it on a plate. Serve the portion of esquites, take a bone of marrow and empty the content, add mayonnaise, lemon, fresh cheese and chili pepper. Ready the Eskites recipe with marrow! Without a doubt, a very very tasty preparation.

Esquites with marrow recipe - Step 7

With what to accompany the esquites with marrow

The preparation of esquite is varied in different parts of Mexico, so that you can add sour cream or yellow cheese, you can also add broken chili or, if you are brave and you like spicy, you can try them with a rich macha sauce. Whichever ingredient you want to add, marrow skits are the perfect late-night treat for any day. In addition, it should be noted that marrow contains a high amount of vitamins, minerals and fatty acids that are beneficial for health, however, it must be consumed in moderation.

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