Jalapeño Popper Corn on the Cob

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Jalapeño Popper Corn on the Cob

July 13, 2016
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Susan Phillips

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Jalapeño Popper Corn on the Cob

 

Jalapeno Popper Corn on the Cob. The best part? It's wrapped in Bacon! Can't get any better

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It’s like two favorite summertime dishes collided and made a beautiful delicacy.  Fresh, sweet corn smothered in cream cheese and spicy jalapeños wrapped in slices of bacon.  You’ve got it!  Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Popper Corn on the Cob

Um, can anything be better?  

Not much!

 

Jalapeno Popper Corn on the Cob. The best part? It's wrapped in Bacon! Can't get any better

I happen to live near Fresno State University and they are famous for their agriculture department.  So it goes without saying that they grow some of the best corn you can possibly get in this state.  Sweet, plump and abundant.  We eat it at least three times a week during the summer.  

How can you not when it’s only 25 cents per ear?

Such a bargain!

 

Jalapeno Popper Corn on the Cob. The best part? It's wrapped in Bacon! Can't get any better

So, the main players in this dish of course are sweet corn, jalapeños, cream cheese and bacon  

Is your mouth watering yet?  Just get ready…

 

I pulled the husks down from the cob but didn’t remove them all the way.  It serves as a convenient handle for wielding the corn directly into your mouth, all while creating a beautiful presentation.  Double duty!

Jalapeno Popper Corn on the Cob. The best part? It's wrapped in Bacon! Can't get any better

Start by slathering softened cream cheese onto the cob

 

Jalapeno Popper Corn on the Cob. The best part? It's wrapped in Bacon! Can't get any better

Dot with slices of jalapeño.  Use your own discretion here….  If you love jalapeños, don’t be shy and load it up!

 

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Firmly wrap the entire cob with bacon.  I used 3 slices per cob which seemed to be just right.

 

Jalapeno Popper Corn on the Cob. The best part? It's wrapped in Bacon! Can't get any better

Jalapeno Popper Corn on the Cob. The best part? It's wrapped in Bacon! Can't get any better

Tear off a large piece of foil and tightly wrap the bacon-wrapped corn in the foil several times.

 

Jalapeno Popper Corn on the Cob. The best part? It's wrapped in Bacon! Can't get any better

Make sure to crimp both ends to keep the moisture and heat within so the cob cooks thoroughly and evenly

 

Jalapeno Popper Corn on the Cob. The best part? It's wrapped in Bacon! Can't get any better

Grill low and slow.  Our corn took about 45 minutes to fully cook and for the bacon to crisp up.

 

Jalapeno Popper Corn on the Cob. The best part? It's wrapped in Bacon! Can't get any better

The end result is wonderful, crackling bacon and jalapeños cooked to perfection!  The buttery cream cheese melts into each kernel and acts as a bond to keep the bacon securely wrapped around each cob.  

It’s like heaven on a stick!

 

Jalapeno Popper Corn on the Cob. The best part? It's wrapped in Bacon! Can't get any better Can’t you smell it?  Hear the crunch?

Yah, me too….

 

Well, get busy!

Jalapeño Popper Corn on the Cob
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 ears of corn
  2. 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  3. 3 jalapeños, sliced thinly
  4. 1.5 lbs. sliced bacon
Instructions
  1. Preheat grill to medium
  2. Pull husk down from the cob, but not removing it entirely. Secure the fringe by tying a small piece of husk. Remove the silk.
  3. Using a knife, slather the corn cob with cream cheese
  4. Dot with sliced jalapeño
  5. Wrap with 3 slices of bacon
  6. Wrap each cob firmly in foil
  7. Place on grill for about 30-45 minutes, checking periodically for doneness
  8. Let cool a few minutes and serve
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