I had just been to the grocery store and bought some fresh ears of corn (un-shucked). Then I had a whim to take the kids camping. I didn’t want to see the corn go to waste, so I searched around a bit to see if I could cook them in the camp fire. Sure enough, it can be done.
Some of the instructions I found seemed a bit complicated, so I tried the most simple, and hit the jackpot. We didn’t add butter or anything to our corn, it didn’t need it. It had a sweet, roasted flavor, and went perfectly with our Tin Foil Dinners.
I can’t wait to go camping again!
Ears of corn, with the husk (as many as you want!)
Camp fire or charcoal briquettes
- Gently pull the husks of each ear of corn down, but do not remove. Remove the hairs and replace the husk around the ear of corn.
- Wrap each corn cob in a piece of foil to cover completely.
- Place wrapped cobs over hot coals and allow to cook about 20 minutes, turning over at least once.
- Remove from coals and unwrap from foil. Pull down husks and enjoy. You can butter and sprinkle with salt or grated parmesan if desired.