Bacon-Wrapped Corn on the Cob Recipe


  • 3 pounds (1 1/2 kilograms) bacon slices
  • 1 bunch basil, leaves only
  • 2 jalapeño peppers

Steps to Make It

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.FEATURED VIDEO0 seconds of 1 minute, 40 secondsVolume 0% 4 Simple Ways to Preserve Basil
  2. Lay a 13-by-18-inch piece of parchment paper on your countertop and lay 6 or 7 slices of bacon alongside each other, slightly overlapping one another, fat-side against meat-side, to form a rough rectangle that is as wide as an ear of corn is long.
  3. Cover with another sheet of parchment paper and pound lightly with a meat mallet or small sauté pan to flatten the bacon and press it together.
  4. Remove the top parchment sheet and decorate the bacon with 10 to 12 small pieces of basil (you can tear up the larger leaves) and a few slices of jalapeño pepper.
  5. Lay 1 ear of corn across the bottom of the rectangle and roll the corn up in the bacon.
  6. Transfer the bacon-wrapped corn to the prepared baking sheet, laying it seam side down on the parchment paper.
  7. Repeat the process with the remaining 7 ears of corn (you can use the same 2 pieces of parchment paper) until all are wrapped in bacon. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours and up to 24 hours.
  8. Preheat a grill to medium heat. If you have a larger grill with an upper rack, use that to cook the bacon.
  9. Grill the corn, starting with the bacon seam side down.
  10. Give them a quarter turn every 5 minutes until all of the bacon is crisp and caramelized and the corn is tender, 25 to 30 minutes total.
  11. This bacon-wrapped corn on the cob is delicious served ​with a charred lime crema.

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