Bacon-Wrapped Corn on the Cob - Bachelor on the Cheap
By Mike Thayer
Try making this great appetizer at your next party. It combines the great summertime flavor of corn on the cob, the subtle bite of jalapeno pepper and it's all brought together in a blanket of smoky bacon. It's another dose of YUM!
- One pound of regular cut bacon
- One package of Green Giant Nibblers corn on the cob (You'll need 8 mini ears)
- Two jalapenos, finely diced
- Black pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper. Take two slices of bacon and place on parchment paper with one slice just slightly overlapping the other. Hit it with some black pepper. Sprinkle on some diced jalapeno, then wrap the corn. Repeat until all corn is wrapped and arrange on parchment paper seam side down. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and the corn is tender.
These can easily be done on the grill as well. Make sure you have a hot zone and an indirect heat zone on your grill, we are doing bacon after all. Grill the bacon wrapped corn, seam side down over direct heat moving as necessary to avoid flare ups. Rotate every 5 minutes or so until the bacon is crispy and the corn is tender. Serve immediately.
You can also do full ears of corn, but you'll need about 3 pounds of bacon for that, pretty much turning an appetizer, into a meal.
This flavor combination is tremendous, it's a perfect marriage that is a little bit sweet, a little bit spicey, a little bit smoky. You're going to want more than one of these!
Costing me about $11 for the bag Green Giant Nibblers, a pound of Oscar Mayer bacon and a couple jalapenos, this appetizer serves 8 and took me maybe 5 minutes to prepare. People will ask you for the recipe!
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