During the summer months, when you have your grill fired up several times a week, be sure to give grilled sweet corn a try!

grilled sweet corn
After the corn has cooked, simply peel back the husk and enjoy!

It is the easiest way and most delicious way to cook corn on the cob.

Although there are many methods that you can use for grilled sweet corn, we prefer to keep it simple. We grill it right in the husk!

With this method, there is no need to spend time fighting with each cob as you try to shuck the corn. That means less mess and frustration for you trying to get those tiny strands of silk out from in between those hard kernels of corn.

We simply pull off the top 2 layers of the husk and soak them in water for at least 30 minutes. Throw them directly on a hot grill and in 20 minutes, you will be sinking your teeth into delicious grilled sweet corn.

The cooking process requires little maintenance. All you need to do is turn the cobs approximately every 5 minutes. You want the outer layers of the husk to become charred.

Once you take them off the grill, let them cool until they are safe to handle. Now you will be pleasantly surprised about how easily it is to peel back the husk and silk.

grilled sweet corn
Sweet corn cooking on the grill

As an added benefit you no longer need those hard to insert corn on the cob holders. The peeled back husk now becomes an instant handle which makes it even easier to eat!

If you want additional flavor, peel back the husks before you grill them and spread your favorite seasoned butter on the corn. Replace the husks and place on the hot grill. As the corn cooks, the butter will melt and soak into the kernels.

 

Grilled Sweet Corn

INGREDIENTS:

Sweet Corn

Water

Butter

Seasoning to taste (salt, pepper, cayenne, etc…)

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Remove top 2 layers of husk off each piece of sweet corn.

2. Soak the corn in water, being sure that they are submerged, for 30 minutes.

3. Heat grill to 450°F

4. Remove the corn from water and place over direct heat on the grill.

5. Grill for approximately 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes to char the entire husks.

6. Remove from heat, let cool until able to safely be handled.

7. Peel husks and add butter and seasonings as desired.

Enjoy!

Mary and Jim

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Grilled Sweet Corn

The easiest and most delicious way to cook corn on the cob!

Ingredients

  • Sweet Corn
  • Water
  • Butter
  • Seasoning to taste salt, pepper, cayenne, etc…

Instructions

  1. Remove top 2 layers of husk off each piece of sweet corn.
  2. Soak the corn in water, being sure that they are submerged, for 30 minutes.

Heat grill to 450°F

  1. Remove the corn from water and place over direct heat on the grill.
  2. Grill for approximately 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes to char the entire husks.
  3. Remove from heat, let cool until able to safely be handled.
  4. Peel husks and add butter and seasonings as desired.

Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms

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10 thoughts on “Grilled Sweet Corn – A Delicious Way to Make Corn On The Cob

  • May 30, 2018 at 8:34 pm
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    I don’t always bother to soak mine! I do trim the top, just cut the tip off the silk and any ‘hanging’ pieces of husk. For amazing added flavor, roast some garlic and coat the ears with a mixture of the garlic and butter. Pull the husks back up, and you can tie with kitchen twine if needed to keep the husks in place. YUM!

  • May 29, 2018 at 7:15 pm
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    Done it for years. Wonderful. Love the flavour from the husk. FYI if you are short of time, one layer of husk and 4 minutes per ear in the microwave. Not for purists but it works for an old bachelor living alone.

    • May 30, 2018 at 10:19 am
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      Thanks for the tip!

  • May 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm
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    I’ve been grilling corn like this for years and I certainly agree it’s the best way for great corn on the cob. It stays moist and requires very little prep. I don’t even bother to remove any of the husks, just soak and throw on the grill.

  • May 29, 2018 at 12:22 pm
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    When do you take the silk off the cob?

    • May 29, 2018 at 1:06 pm
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      After it’s grilled. You peel back the husks and the silks pull off easily with it.

      • May 29, 2018 at 9:23 pm
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        i like my corn on the cob nice and hot with melted butter. This seems like it would burn my fingers taking the husk off and then peeling off the silk. Better to take the silk off before it is grilled.

        • May 30, 2018 at 10:19 am
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          The husk cools down immediately and the heated silk peels off with the husk, making it super easy. I didn’t believe it until I tried it!

  • May 29, 2018 at 8:34 am
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    I had the discussion of grilled corn just yesterday with my daughter and we both agreed that it just never comes out right for us. Can’t wait to try your method.

    • May 29, 2018 at 1:07 pm
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      I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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