Let me tell you about campfire corn on the cob recipe. It’s always a hit when we go camping! But first, in case I haven’t told you already, you should know my husband is an avid outdoorsman. He hunts, he fishes, he knows almost every tree and plant by name, he camps. Now I am not gonna lie. I am not a huge fan of camping.
Sure, it is nice sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows. I like a s’more as much as the next person. But if I am being honest, I have never understood why someone would pay money to leave the comforts of home to camp. Even worse, go camping where you don’t have to pay money. Then there are no bathrooms. No, thank you! That I just won’t do.
But, in the interest of a happy marriage, I have learned to enjoy camping a little. We have gone camping twice this summer. One trip was to Yellowstone National Park. You can read about that one here.
The other camping trip was to a family reunion last weekend. We stayed in cabins in the woods on a mountain outside Heber, Utah.
Mind you, that wasn’t really camping since it was in cabins and we had electricity. But we did sleep on mats, cook outside, and get mosquito bites, so I am still going to take credit for camping! Especially since we did not have wi-fi. That is almost as bad as not having bathrooms (I know it sounds crazy, but I am a blogger and am used to being connected to the world all of the time!).
So, like I said, I try to have a good attitude about the camping thing, because I know how important it is to my husband. I love him and I want him to be happy.
Sooo…as we prepared for these trips I tried to come up with things to make it enjoyable. The food is a great place to get a little creative!
Everyone has roasted hot dogs or done foil hobo dinners when they are camping. I wanted to do something a little different. Something that I would really enjoy – where I could just have an “oh, this tastes amazing” moment.
I thought of something that my husband has done on the grill at home before. Corn on the cob. Yep, you read that right! We do corn on the cob on the grill, so I thought, “let’s do corn on the cob on the campfire!” Yum! This is a super easy way to not have to “rough it” quite so much when you are camping!
How to Make Campfire Corn on the Cob
- Leave the corn in the husk. No shucking. No cutting the end off.
- Wrap each piece individually in heavy-duty aluminum foil. (In this picture we weren’t cooking these on the gas camp stove. Just using it as a place to put them so they didn’t roll off of the picnic table while we were prepping the corn.)
- Place the ears of corn around the edges of (but not in) the fire.
- Let them cook for 30-45 minutes.
- Carefully take them out of the fire pit. When you do, it is wise to have a heavy duty “work” glove on your hand and use a long set of barbecue tongs so that you don’t get burned. To give you an idea, here is an affiliate link for some tongs similar to the ones we used:
- Carefully unwrap the hot foil and remove it from the corn. The foil and the corn will be hot, so you will want to have some sort of hand protection (hot pad, small towel).
- Once the foil is removed, you can peel back the husks and eat the corn that way or shuck it completely if you like. Add butter, salt, and pepper.
- Enjoy! [Here is little Miss M enjoying her corn on our Yellowstone camping trip 🙂 ]
Like I said earlier, you can do this on your grill at home, too. It’s great because you don’t have to boil water and heat up your kitchen. No dirty pot to wash either! Kind of awesome, right?
Hope you enjoy your camping trip! Where are you going or where have you gone camping this year? I’d love to hear!
See you next time!
P.S. If you are looking for other great camping food, check out how to preserve strawberries in a dehydrator. Dehydrated strawberries are a portable, very sweet, healthy snack!