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How to Grill Corn on the Cob – Summer Barbecue Recipe

How to Cook Corn on the Cob on the Grill

Although I love corn boiled in water, milk, brown sugar, and butter it isn’t the healthiest of options.  Therefore in the summer I resort to cooking corn on the grill.  Not only is it unbelievably simple, but it is much healthier for you too.  When summer hits and we are grilling our Chicken in a Can we don’t want to run back and forth from the kitchen checking on boiling water. This recipe or “how to” will give you everything you need right outside and it’s a snap to bring it from grill to patio table.

Supplies Needed:

  • Corn on the Cob
  • Butter or margarine for serving

Also have a knife, cutting board and barbecue tongs on hand.

Step 1: Remove Excess Silk Husk

If you’ve ever cooked corn on the grill or over a fire, you probably found it burned a lot. Of course, this burning is only on the outside and generally doesn’t affect the corn. But to reduce burning and mess, removing the husk and cutting of the silk can go a long way.

Step 2: Soak Corn

To add moisture during cooking, soak the corn in water. To keep it submersed, you may want to place a heavy dish on top. Soak for about 30 minutes.

Step 3: Heat the Barbecue

Preheat the barbecue to about 350-400 degrees F.


Step 4: Dry the Corn

To get the corn ready to place on the grill, pat dry to remove any excess water.

Step 5: Grill

Place the corn on the grill, away from direct flame.

Rotate the corn every 5-10 minutes and grill for about 30 minutes.


Step 6: Get Ready to Serve

If you’ve kept your heat steady and didn’t place the corn over direct flame, your corn won’t be blackened as you may have seen it in the past. Remove the corn with tongs and let stand for a few moments. The husks are very hot!

When you’re ready, remove the husks, add butter and salt…and enjoy!

Be very careful – this is HOT!

What is your favorite vegetable to grill?

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  1. Just bookmarked this because I always forget how long to submerge it. Plus, I did not realize that about the direct heat. Also, I like the tip about using a heavy dish to keep them submerged. Can you tell I love this post?! :)

  2. Mmmm this looks so good!

  3. Oh wow, that looks so good! I never knew how to do that, thanks!

  4. Charlotte Varner says:

    Yum you made me crave some grilled food!! I love grilling out in the summer time with the family. Corn on the cob is one of my favorite foods on the grill. My little girl loves it!!! I usually only buy the frozen Green Giant extra sweet corn. Now that I know I can have some fresh corn from our farmers market without burning it. That will definitely be worth trying!! Thanks for this post!!

  5. I love grilled corn !

  6. Cat Davis says:

    I have always wanted to try grilled corn but never had a clue how to grill it. I’m bookmarking this to try when it it warms up.

    We usually just grill a mix of cubed potatoes, peppers, onions with butter and steam it over the grill in a bag. They are sooo good!
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  7. This looks so good! I will have to try it. We don’t do a lot of corn on the cob because I never knew how to cook it. Sad, I know!
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  8. i LOVE grilled corn on the cob!!!
    feel free to email me
    jumpin.beans09 at gmail.com
    i would love to share the way we do it!!!!
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  9. I have never known how to do this and do end up just missing out all the first steps going straight to putting it on the grill…maybe this is why it never turns out that great! Thanks for sharing how I should be doing it!

  10. I would like to share with you drink nutritious and summer heat is made with fresh corn.


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