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Grilled Corn with Bacon Butter

Two words: Bacon. Butter.     Yes, I realize those two words should probably never come anywhere near each other. But hear me out. Take fire-roasted, caramelized corn, and slather it up with butter (duh!) that has been filled with crisp, peppery bacon bits. It doesn't get much better than that.     Oh wait, but it does get better. Say hello to crumbled feta cheese and fresh cilantro. Fresh corn with bacon butter AND cheese?! I think I would eat anything covered in bacon butter and cheese. Just sayin'. Let's get started with the corn, which is perfectly sweet & crisp this time of year. To grill the corn, you wanna shuck it, and then brush each ear with a bit of olive oil. Wrap it up in a single layer of foil and throw it on the grill for 20-25 minutes, rotating every so often.  

  After it's done grilling, let it sit for a few minutes while you get the toppings ready.  

  The bacon butter is pretty simple. Dice up a few slices of crisp bacon into very small crumbles. (Small is key, because otherwise it won't stick to the corn.)   [caption id="attachment_763" align="aligncenter" width="356"] Super small pieces![/caption]   Mix the bacon into some softened real butter. None of that fake margarine stuff. That's it!  

  I made a little assembly line for the toppings for maximum ease in preparation. (Basically, I didn't want to make a huge mess at the dinner table.)   [caption id="attachment_766" align="aligncenter" width="576"] Cilantro, feta, bacon butter.[/caption]   Then, just load 'em up! Bacon butter first, then the feta, then the cilantro.     Mmmmm... my husband & I both absolutely loved this way to prepare corn. I don't know if we'll ever be able to go back to plain ole' butter & salt. Bacon, feta, & cilantro is the way to go! Does it still count as a vegetable when it's covered in all this goodness?   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Grilled Corn with Bacon Butter

Servings/Yield: 8 ears
  • 8 ears corn , shucked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 slices pepper bacon, cooked & crumbled finely
  • 4 oz. feta cheese, crumb
  • ¼ cup minced fresh cilantro
  Method Preheat grill to highest setting. Brush each piece of corn with some olive oil, and wrap in a single layer of foil. Grill for about 25 minutes, rotating every 5 minutes or so. While grilling corn, combine softened butter with bacon. Place feta on a large plate. When corn is done, let sit in foil for about 5 minutes to cool before serving. For each serving, spread the bacon butter on the corn, then roll the corn in the feta cheese, and sprinkle with the cilantro.   Source: Adapted from How Sweet It Is

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