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.
- 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?