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Fun Ways to Cook Corn | Campfire Cooking Ideas

Popcorn is cooked in foil over the heat of a campfire.

Rada Mfg. Co. is located in Waverly, Iowa.  In Iowa we are known for our farmlands and more specifically corn production. While most of the corn grown is not popcorn or sweet corn, there are some gardeners that chose to grow those varieties of corn!

Here are two recipes involving corn. This type of cooking usually involves some sort of bag or tin foil, cooking food directly over the fire or on a grate.

The first recipe is Hobo Roasted Corn – an easy recipe to make over a campfire and a fun way to get kids to eat their vegetables.

Ingredients you will need:

  • Sweet corn still in the husks
  • Salt to taste
  • Butter to taste


Carefully pull back the corn husks partway

Clean off the silk and rinse ears.  You can salt lightly the corn, if desired.

Replace husk to cover kernels.

Place ears on a bed of hot coals or grill grate and cook for 12 to 20 minutes or until tender while rotating ears a quarter turning every 3 to 5 minutes.

Peel off the husk and spread kernels with butter to your taste and enjoy.

This second recipe is a fun way to cook Hobo Popcorn over a campfire.

Hobo Popcorn Ingredients

Ingredients you will need:

  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  • 1 Teaspoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of popcorn kernels
  • Margarine or butter to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • A long stick
  • String

Cooking Hobo Popcorn over the fire


Cut one 18″ square of heavy-duty aluminum foil.

In the center of the square, pour 1 teaspoon vegetable oil and 1 tablespoon popcorn kernels.

Bring corners of foil together to make a pouch and seal edges. Be sure to leave room for popcorn to pop and expand.

Tie the pouch to a long stick with a string.

Hold pouch over hot fire and shake constantly until all corn has popped. Make sure the bag and the string are not touching the fire.

Season with squeeze margarine and salt to taste and enjoy.

Popped Hobo Popcorn

Spice up your Hobo Popcorn by trying these other seasonings:

  • Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning mix and add 3 tablespoons roasted peanuts
  • Drizzle with melted almond bar, chocolate chips or peanut butter
  • Sprinkle with chili powder, garlic salt, onion salt or sugar
  • Toss in a handful of M & M’s

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