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Smoked Corn: Best Thing I've Eaten All Summer


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Smoked Corn: Best Thing I've Eaten All Summer

Paul Lukas | Aug 9, 2007 05:49 AM

So I was getting ready to make some beer can chicken in the smoker a few days ago. I was also planning to fire up the grill, where I planned to cook some veggie kebabs, a steak, and some corn on the cob. Except I got lazy and didn't make the kebabs, and the person who was going to bring the steak canceled on me.

So all that was left was the corn, and I didn't feel like lighting another set of coal just for that. So I figured, why not put the corn in the smoker?

Oh. My. God.

After about an hour at 300 degrees, the ears of corn were spectacularly bronzed but still juicy. They had lots of smoky flavor but were still sweet and corn-y. Best of all, since you eat corn with your hands, the cob spends a lot of time near your nose, so you get a strong smoky aroma while you're eating. It's like a stereo broadcast -- mouth, nose, mouth, nose.

I don't recall having seen smoked corn on a bbq menu before. Anyone else? Seriously, it's AMAZINGLY good. Can't believe I never tried it before.

Oh, and the chicken came out very nicely too. But we were all too busy marveling over the corn to care about that.....

-- Paul

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