Bacon Wrapped Corn Skewers

This is an easy recipe for preparing bacon wrapped corn skewers cooked right on the grill. Cutting the corn in half and using a skewer makes it easier to move them around the grill and easier to eat. Use thin cut bacon for this recipe, as it will cook a the same rate as the corn and crisp up nicely.

Ingredients for bacon wrapped corn skewers:

  • Corn on the cob: about eight ears
  • Bacon, 2 pounds
  • Chili powder, mild American variety
  • Black pepper
  • 16 bamboo skewers (cut in half if they are long)
  • 16-32 toothpicks
  • Aluminum foil
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Assembling your corn skewers:

  • Soak the skewers and toothpicks in tepid water for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your grill for 375 degrees F or medium-high heat.
  • Shuck corn and cut of each end then cut each corn cob in half. 
  • Slice one section of corn onto one skewer halfway through. 
  • To assemble your corn skewers: take a strip of bacon 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 three slices and cut 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
Bacon Wrapped Corn on Skewers

Grilling:

  • Place bacon wrapped corn skewers on the grill and set strips of aluminum foil under the exposed skewer portion. 
  • Cook corn for 15-17 minutes total, rotating every 4 minutes. Watch for flare-ups and adjust the heat of your grill accordingly.
  • Once the bacon has cooked through, is a dark golden brown color, the corn skewers are done.
  • Remove the bacon wrapped corn skewers from the grill and place them onto a serving platter. Let them stand for a few minutes. Gently remove the toothpicks and serve.

Serve these corn skewers with:

Coffee Marinated Tri-Tip Roasts

Pellet Grill New York Strip

Smoked Beef Plate Ribs

Pellet Grill Pork Ribs

 

Bacon Wrapped Corn on Skewers

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

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

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.
  • 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.

Notes

Photo by: Sabrina Baksh
Bacon Wrapped Corn Skewers