If you’re feeding a crowd, here’s how to grill corn on the cob perfectly! This method ensures perfectly cooked grilled corn on the cob, bursting with sweetness and the full flavor of corn.
1-2 ears of corn per person
Seasonings of Choice
Pull off a couple of the outer husks, removing them completely on each ear of corn. Pull back the remaining husks without breaking them off and pull off the cornsilk from the corn, rewrap the corn by straightening the husks. Repeat until all the ears of corn have the cornsilk removed.
Place the corn in a clean sink or clean bucket and cover with water. If you’d like you can add one to two tablespoons of sugar to the water (depends on the variety of corn you’re cooking as to whether or not it’s necessary!). For example, you can make cow-corn taste delicious with this method.
Let them soak while the grill is heating to temperature. Place the cobs in a row on a hot grill and grill for about 3-8 minutes per side (depending on how hot your grill is, whether you use charcoal, wood, gas, etc) Just lay a row out, they easily turn by running some tongs over the top. It doesn’t matter if the outer husks burn a bit, the inside corn will be hot and juicy.
Served with butter, salt, and pepper.
Alternatively, you can use this simple quick method for shucking the corn & removing the silk almost instantly and then add a couple of dampened husks just prior to grilling.
Grilling Corn on the Cob: FAQ
Grilling corn on the cob is a popular summertime activity that can be enjoyed by everyone. Here are some frequently asked questions to help you get the best results when grilling corn on the cob:
How long does it take to grill corn on the cob?
Grilling time varies depending on the heat of the grill, but it usually takes between 10-15 minutes to grill corn on the cob. Turning the corn every few minutes helps ensure even cooking.
Should I soak corn on the cob before grilling?
Yes, soaking the corn on the cob for 15-30 minutes in cold water before grilling helps prevent the husks from burning and ensures juicy and tender kernels.
Should I remove the corn husks before grilling?
No, keeping the husks of the corn on the cob on during grilling will help protect the kernels from becoming too dry and infuse the corn with a smoky flavor.
How do I know when corn on the cob is cooked on the grill?
Corn on the cob is cooked once the husks are charred and the kernels are tender when pierced with a knife or fork.
How can I add extra flavor to grilled corn on the cob?
Seasoning the corn on the cob with spices or herbs before grilling can add extra flavor. Other options for adding flavor include basting the corn with butter or olive oil, or grilling the corn with soaked wood chips or chunks.
Can you grill corn without the husks?
Yes, you can grill corn without the husks but it is recommended to brush the ears with oil or butter to prevent them from drying out on the grill.
How can I make sure the corn doesn’t burn on the grill?
Grilling corn on medium-high heat helps prevent it from burning. Additionally, turning the corn every few minutes also helps ensure even cooking and prevents charring.
Can I reheat grilled corn on the cob?
Yes, reheating grilled corn on the cob is possible on the grill or in the oven. Just wrap the corn in foil and reheat in the oven at 350°F for 10-12 minutes or on the grill for a few minutes to heat through.
By following these frequently asked questions and tips for grilling corn on the cob, you can ensure the perfect juicy, smoky and flavorful corn that your family and friends will love.
5 Funny Tips for Grilling Corn
Grilling corn can be a fun and delicious experience. Here are five funny tips to keep in mind while grilling corn on the cob:
- Don’t put your corn on the cob on a high pedestal: The corn has already gone through enough hus(t)le by growing up in the fields, so don’t put it up high where it could potentially fall off.
- Give your corn some sunscreen: Just like you, your corn on the cob could use a little sunscreen to protect it from the hot grill. Baste it in some butter or olive oil to give it that extra layer of protection.
- Don’t let your corn get into a row: Keeping your corn in a straight and neat row on the grill is important for even cooking. If they start to get out of control, you might have to corn-trol them.
- Talk to your corn: Keep your corn company while it grills by engaging in some cornversation. It might even boost the flavor of the corn by making it feel heard.
- Be corn-fident in your grilling skills: Don’t be afraid to experiment with new flavors and techniques when grilling corn on the cob. After all, you’re the corn-quistador of your grill.
Hopefully, these funny tips will add some humor to your next grilling session and make your corn-on-the-cob experience all the more enjoyable!