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Recipe: Corn on the Cob – Campfire Style

13 May

foodEvery camper I’ve ever met has agreed that it just isn’t camping without at least one meal that includes corn on the cob.  There is something about rolling that steaming cob in some soft butter that really gets the taste buds excited.

Here is a recipe that is sure to win the kids over when your family is spending time enjoying the great outdoors.  It is incredibly easy and the corn will be amazingly tender.  You’ll wonder how you ever got on without it!

Now, the beauty of this recipe is that it can be done right on the campfire. No stove or propane required! However, if you don’t have your fire going at the moment, a barbecue will do just fine. If using the barbecue, I cook my corn on the medium heat setting.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Ingredients:

  • Corn on the Cob (pre-husked)
  • Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Butter or Margerine
  • Heavy duty aluminum foil
  • 2 Ice cubes (per cob)
Preparation:

  1. Place each cob on an individual sheet of aluminum foil that is cut large enough to wrap all the way around.
  2. Add butter, salt, and garlic powder in desired proportions. (I use 1tbsp of butter and just a pinch of the salt and garlic powder)
  3. Top with ice cubes.
  4. Fold foil and secure tightly.
  5. Cook on hot coals for about 15 minutes.
  6. Turn and rotate often.
Variations:

  • Some people wrap all of their cobs in a single sheet of aluminum foil.  I’ve never had luck with this myself.
  • For spicy corn on the cob, throw in some black pepper, fine red pepper and fine chili powder

corn on the cob

If you have some great corn on the cob recipes of your own, let us know in the comments.

 
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  3. rochelle

    July 29, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Dumb question but what does pre-husked mean.

     
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    August 3, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Great! This is my first to hear this recipe..I love corn..I can’t wait to try this..Thank you so much for sharing.

     
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  7. David Gearhart

    February 19, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Rochelle, there are no dumb questions, only dumb people asking questions. You can cook corn with the husks (, leaves) on or off, so pre-husked means you husked or ‘shucked’ the corn beforehand. Some people leave the husks on, soak the corn in water so it won’t burn, and lay the corn on the coals of the campfire. Foil probably works better, especially with the butter and seasoning inside..

     
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