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Bacon Wrapped Corn Skewers

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Take your grilling game up a notch with these incredible bacon-wrapped corn skewers. With just a few simple steps, you’ll create a delicious bacon lover’s side dish! Serve these sweet and salty corn skewers are your next cookout or summer party, and watch your guest come back for more.

bacon wrapped corn

These bacon wrapped corn skewers are perfect for those who enjoy the crisp, salty taste of bacon, and sweet and crisp corn. Pair this dish with bacon wrapped pork chops for the full effect!

Please note that it is best to use fresh corn for this recipe. While frozen corn is great for some things, it won’t produce the desired effect, as it tends to become mushy cooking. We want fresh, crisp corn kernels that can withstand wrapping and grilling process. So, fresh is best!

Ingredients

  • Corn on the cob: about eight ears of fresh corn
  • Bacon, 2 pounds
  • Chili powder, mild American variety
  • Black pepper
  • 16 bamboo skewers (or metal skewers)
  • 16-32 toothpicks
  • Aluminum foil
  • BBQ Sauce (optional)

Assembling your Corn Skewers:

  • Soak the wood skewers and toothpicks in tepid water for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your grill to 375 degrees F or medium-high heat.
  • Prep corn: Shuck corn and trim off the ends. Next, cut each corn cob in half. 
  • To assemble your corn skewers:
  • Skewer the corn as pictured below.
  • Next, take a strip of bacon and do an initial measurement. Wrap it around the cob with 1 1/2 inches to spare. Keep in mind that the bacon will shrink as it cooks.
  • Now, take three slices of bacon and cut them to the right measurement. Lay them flat and season with some chili powder and black pepper.
  • Roll cobs and secure with 1-2 toothpicks. Trim away any torn edges. Repeat the process for the remaining corn cobs.
Bacon Wrapped Corn on Skewers

Grilling bacon wrapped corn

  • Place corn skewers on the grill and set strips of aluminum foil under the exposed skewer portion. This will prevent them from burning.
  • Cook corn for 15-17 minutes total, rotating every 4 minutes. Watch for flare-ups and adjust the heat of your grill accordingly.
  • Brush with BBQ sauce during the last 5 minutes of cooking (optional)
  • Once the bacon has cooked through and is a dark golden brown color, the corn skewers are done.
  • Remove them from the grill and place them on a clean serving platter. Let them rest for a few minutes. Gently remove the toothpicks from the bacon, and serve corn skewers with your favorite grilled or smoked proteins.
bacon wrapped corn

Smoking

Yes, you can smoke this bacon-wrapped corn skewers in any smoker or pellet grill. The process is simple, but they will take a little longer to cook.

  • Preheat your smoker or pellet grill to 250°F.
  • Prepare corn according to the instructions.
  • Place the corn skewers directly on the cooking grates (the upper rack is fine).
  • Smoke for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. The bacon should be cooked completely through and the corn kernels soft.

What to pair with Corn Skewers

bacon wrapped corn

Bacon Wrapped Corn Skewers

This is an easy recipe for preparing bacon wrapped corn on the grill. By cutting the corn in half and using a skewer, it makes it easier to move them around the grill, and easier to eat. Make sure not to buy a thick cut bacon, but one that is thinner and pliable.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American BBQ
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 People
Calories: 1099kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ears of corn, shucked and cut in half
  • 2 pounds bacon
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 16 bamboo skewers
  • 16-32 toothpicks
  • Aluminum foil
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce optional

Instructions

  • Soak skewers and toothpicks in tepid water for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat grill for medium high heat.
  • Shuck corn and cut each ear in half. Cut away the edges to make corn pieces more uniform in shape.
  • Place one piece of corn onto one skewer; about halfway through. If skewers are too long, cut away or break off a few inches from the bottom.
  • Take a strip of bacon out and do an initial measurement. Wrap it around the cob with 1 1/2 inches to spare. The bacon will shrink as it cooks, so make allowances for this. Now, take 3 slices or so, cut to the right measurement. Lay them flat and season with some chili powder and black pepper. Begin rolling cobs and secure with 1-2 toothpicks. Cut away any torn edges. Repeat process for the remaining corn cobs.
  • Place bacon wrapped corn skewers on grill and set strips of aluminum foil under exposed skewer portion. This will prevent them for burning up too quickly. Cook corn for 15-17 minutes total, rotating every 4 minutes or so. Watch for flare-ups and adjust heat accordingly. Brush on BBQ sauce during the last 5 minutes of cooking (optional)
  • Once the bacon has cooked through and has a nice brown color, remove corn from the grill, place onto a large platter or cookie sheet, and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 1099kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 114g | Saturated Fat: 45g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 51g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 469IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

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