Our favorite way to welcome spring is to break out the grill and have a barbecue. Nothing says summer is on the horizon quite in the same way as smelling a hamburger charring on the grill; or the sight of my kids digging in to some roasted corn on the cob.

Corn has yet to appear at our local farmers market but during our annual spring cleaning I went through the cupboards and found a few random canned goods. Among the forgotten cans I had one with baby corn. Usually these little cobs would be perfect in some sort of stir-fry dish but since our grill was officially open for the season we thought it would be fun to experiment a little.

Not sure how these little guys will measure up to their larger cousins but if I don’t use them soon, the expiration date will force me to throw them out!

Baby Sweet Corn


Mini Grilled Corn on the Cob


1 can whole baby sweet corn (15 oz)

1 Tbsp olive oil

1/8 tsp salt

1/8 tsp black pepper



Preheat grill to about 400-500 degrees. Drain corn well and pat dry. Coat the corn in olive oil and toss with the salt and pepper.

Place the corn on the grill on a piece of aluminum foil. You can grill the corn directly on the grates but it will dry out quickly.

Baby Sweet Corn On Foil

Turn the corn every 5-7 minutes until charred in spots.

Serve with mini burgers and some watermelon for the perfect pre-summer meal!

Baby Sweet Corn on the BBQ

And the VERDICT is:

Matthew (age 6): “Still tastes like corn- where is the cob?”

Liam (age 5): “You eat the cob?”

Dylan (age 5): “Good good, but I like the burger better”

After some confusion, the corn was enjoyed by all. Even if the burger was better…


All photos are the author’s own.

Elaine Studdert

Elaine Studdert


I am no chef – I am just a girl who loves to cook and loves to eat! I have three of the toughest little critics around who are my official tasters. My mission is to expose them to new flavors and have them eat real food, not from a box, and actually enjoy it too.

My blog is about documenting my culinary experiments with three very rambunctious and opinionated little boys. Each week I test a new dish, a new spice, or a give a twist to an old classic.  I don’t want to change the world but I do want to get my kids to eat some broccoli once in awhile.