Fire Roasted Corn on the Cob

A group of us from POLYWOOD traveled to Michigan for a photoshoot last week, and we figured we wouldn’t be true Indiana natives if we didn’t enjoy some corn during our stay. Since we were planning to have a campfire, we decided to try out a simple camping recipe: Fire Roasted Corn on the Cob.


Although there are many ways to dress up corn, we opted for the simplest ingredients: oil, butter, salt, and pepper.


Step 1  |  It’s easiest to pre-cut squares of foil for each ear of corn you’ll be cooking. Lay the foil pieces out on the counter, then lay one ear of corn on each square.

Step 2  |  Begin by drizzling a bit of olive oil over the corn and then add your desired amount of butter, salt, and pepper on top.


Step 3  |  The key to what we call the ‘Tuck & Roll’ method is to fold the side edges of the foil over the corn, keeping them tucked in place as you roll the rest of the foil over the corn — like a skinny burrito. This will keep all of the deliciousness inside the foil as the corn cooks.

Cooking Corn on Fire

Step 4  |  Once you have a good fire going (you can see embers), place each covered corn on the cob at the edge of your fire pit, turning continually until the corn is hot (around 15 minutes). Once they’re done, let them cool a bit and enjoy the most delicious corn you’ve ever tasted!


We love that this recipe could be easily prepped ahead of time and brought on any camping trip or outdoor party with a fire pit or grill.

If you’re looking for a more unique recipe to try, or just want to spice up your corn dishes, check out these ideas:


1Spicy Hoisin and Sesame Glazed Corn

2Grilled Corn on the Cob 5 Ways

3Easy Corn on the Cob with Lemon Dill Butter

4 Bacon-Wrapped Corn with Chipotle-Honey Glaze

5Baked Mexican Street Corn

6 Chipotle Lime Corn

How about you? What’s your favorite way to enjoy corn?


Blog Post Updated March 16, 2021

2 thoughts on “Fire Roasted Corn on the Cob

  1. I may be biased as a Hoosier, but it’s hard to go wrong with just basic corn on the cob! I typically just take mine with butter and salt!

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