Monday, July 10, 2017

How to Cook Corn on a Campfire

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We live in a small village in Western New York, and every year the village shuts down for its Indendpence Day Celebration. The main street is lined with food and craft vendors, the tennis court is turned into a fun zone for the kids with bouncy houses and slides and in the gazebo has a live band plays all day.

In the morning there is a 5K walk/run for those of us who are in shape and a parade for the kids later in the day. Of course, the evening finishes off with a fantastic fireworks display.


Since we live only two blocks from the park in the village that makes our house a hub of activity on the 4th of July. This year we kept it simple with hot dogs, hamburgers, fruit, desserts and one more thing corn on the cob cooked on a campfire.

It sure was a fun day and this is the first time that I ever cooked corn on a campfire so I thought I would explain how I mastered this.

How to cook corn on a campfire:

First I soaked the corn with the husks on for 5 hours in my large stock pot. Two hours before we wanted to eat I started a fire in my Landmann Firepit. I needed to let it burn down so there was almost no flames just hot wood.

My firepit came with a grill top so this made it easy for me. I set the ears of corn on the grill top and turned them every 10 minutes for 30 minutes. I used my Ove' Glove to turn the corn. Then I peeled off the husks for some hot, juicy and delicious corn.

This method will also work very well on a gas or charcoal grill. I think the key is to keep turning them every 10 minutes.

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As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy.


16 comments:

  1. I'm not sure you could get any more all-American than cooking corn on the cob over a campfire on the 4th of July! I'm sure it turned out to be delicious, too. Thanks for sharing your method, Sam. Our family really needs to invest in a fire pit...

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    1. Susan we have so much fun with our campfires right in our own backyard. You won't be sorry if you get one I'm sure. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing. Wishing you a wonderful week :)

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  2. Can you do this on a gas grill? It would be nice to toss a few ears on while cooking some burgers. :)

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    1. Yes, Tracey this would also work well on a gas or charcoal grill. I should mention that in the post. I'll update and add that. Thanks!

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  3. I love fresh corn made like this but we use a gas grill.

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    1. A gas or charcoal grill work just as well Brenda. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week :)

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  4. That would be delicious. Another method is to simply husk the corn and place the cobs directly on the grill just long enough to get the char marks. Takes less time and is also good.

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    1. It sure is a lot less work I'll have give it a try next time. I'll let you know how ti comes out. Thanks Peggy.

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  5. We love cooking on our firepit. There's nothing like food cooked over a wood fire. We'll have to try corn on the cob like this soon!

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    1. This came worked out very well Carlee, If you haven't tried the corn yet I'm sure you guys will enjoy it. Thanks!!

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  6. We don't have a firepit just an oil drum BBQ ...I liked the idea of soaking the corn before putting on the BBQ...Did you just water or did you add any seaasonings?

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    1. You can do it on a gas or charcoal grill Caz. I only used water to soak the corn. Not a bad idea to add some seasonings. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Fantastic! I love corn on the cob, but have never cooked it over a campfire. What a great idea. Thanks for the instructions. I wouldn't have thought to soak the corn for hours beforehand. Really cool tip!

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    1. I believe the husks absorb the water and that helps the corn to cook, but I'm no expert I just know it came out pretty tasty. thanks Cynthia.

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  8. I love corn on the cob cooked in the husk over an open fire! I like to pull the husk down a bit, wrap in bacon and add some spicy seasoning salt, then close the husk. Delicious!

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  9. Wow, I'll have to give that a try Ruth. Thanks for the bacon idea!! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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