Roasted Corn with Bacon Butter and Smoky Parmesan Cheese

Summer is in full force here in the south and with that comes barbecues  and corn. That’s right, fresh corn on the cob! Growing up, I loved eating fresh corn in the summer with just a pinch of salt and butter, I could have eaten it everyday, but I’m sure my mom would’ve not approve of that.

One thing I like to do is is grill corn or in this case roast it. Roasting it enhances the sweetness and keeps it juicy and tender. It’s the perfect side dish and it will quickly become a family favorite!

To begin, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Start by shucking 6 ears of corn, placing  each one on a square piece of aluminum foil. If you prefer to  grill the corn instead, go ahead and fire up the grill. If you prefer to grill the corn with the husk on by all means do it! It can be a bit messy to remove afterwards but who cares? It’s all about family, food and fun!

Next, brush each ear of corn with a  some olive oil… OK, just slather it on already… because guys it’s the right thing to do, or is it just me? Now, sprinkle with salt and cracked black pepper. Then wrap each ear of corn in the aluminum foil squares and place them on a tray and take them to the grill or in this case place them on a sheet pan and into the oven they go!

If you decided to grill them, place them on the grill, cover them and turn and rotating them every 5 minutes. If you roast them, give them about 20 minutes or until they are tender. If you grill them, give them about 25-30 minutes.

Now, to get to my favorite part. Take 2-4 strips of thick cut bacon and render them down until all the fat is melted and the bacon is crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan and dry them crispy strips of heaven with paper towels

Next, chop 1/4 cup of green onions, and chop the bacon into pieces. Set them aside. NOw you will need 4 ounces of smoky Parmesan cheese, set these ingredient to the side. Once your corn is cooked, remove them from the grill or oven and let them cool for about 5 minutes. Because they are wrapped in aluminum foil, they will retain their heat. Go ahead and melt some butter. Once melted add in the chopped bacon and I like to add in a little of the bacon fat.  Flavor is everything you guys.

Brush some bacon butter on each ear of corn, then roll the corn in the cheese. Sprinkle on the green onion and and additional bacon piece if you prefer, I know  I do!

Now serve those babies! It’s a beautiful and delicious dish! This dish will definitely make you the star of the barbecue!

Ingredients

  • 6 ears of corn
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 Strips of thick cut bacon, fried and chopped into small pieces
  • 4 oz smoky Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup of green onions

If you make this dish please hashtag #cookingwithpleshette. I would love to see your dishes. As always, thanks for stopping by and enjoy!