Roasting Ears

One of the best summer treats there is…

fresh corn!

One of my favorite ways to cook it?

Roasted in the coals of a campfire!


Soak your corn in cool water, grab some tongs and some gloves… (beer is optional).


Get some good coals going… the best way to do that?  Build a log cabin style fire, it builds ashes and coals fast.


Tuck the corn into your coals, layering some coals on top as well.  A bit of fire on top can help if you don’t have enough coals to cover everything.  Not a big fire, just some!

Wait 15 – 20 minutes, depending on the heat of your coals.  When the inside husk is dry, they should be done.

Use your gloves to peel back the husks and serve with butter and salt and pepper!


Oh, sure, some are a little dark, but expect that!  A campfire is not precise heat!

Yum.  Roasting ears are delicious!


Roasting Ears — 3 Comments

  1. Looks yummy!!! Nothing like home-grown corn! Any/all of your readers who might raise corn, give the heritage variety called, “Golden Bantam” a try.
    You won’t be disappointed. 🙂

  2. The only way to get corn on the cob these days is to grow it yourself! The cheapest I’ve seen it down here this summer is four for a dollar! Crazy!

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