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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