Smoked Corn on the Cob

Smoked Corn on the Cob
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  • Total: 70 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Soaking Time: 60 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 12 portions
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
178 Calories
10g Fat
22g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 12 portions
Amount per serving
Calories 178
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 221mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 3g
Calcium 15mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

To make a slowly smoked corn on the cob, soak the ears of corn in water for a few hours, then rub down with olive oil and light seasoning. Smoke corn for an hour or so and remember to leave the husks intact. The result is fantastic. 


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  • 6 ears of corn (with the husks still on)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon mild chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Garnish: 1 bunch green onions or parsley, finely chopped

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Gently pull back the husks on each ear of corn. Remove the silk but not the husks.

    remove strings from corn
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  3. Place the ears in a large pan and fill with water to cover the corn. Let sit for a minimum of 1 hour.

    put corn in pot
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  4. Combine olive oil with onion powder, brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, and salt.

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  5. Remove from water and brush the corn with oil mixture.

    coat the corn
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  6. Pull the husks back over the corn.

    cut off tops of the corn
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  7. Prepare your smoker and smoke the ears of corn at 225 F/110 C for about 45 minutes to one hour.

  8. When done smoking, pull back the husks (you can leave them whole or cut them in half if you'd like), top with green onions, and enjoy.

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  9. Serve and enjoy!


  • Soaking the corn and leaving the husks on while you smoke it will help to steam the corn, while simultaneously ensuring that the corn kernels don't dry out.