Grilled Corn on the Cob

Learn how to grill corn that is juicy and tender with this easy grilled corn on the cob technique! The best way is the easiest way - simply grill fresh corn on the cob in their husks on direct high heat.

  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 ears fresh corn, in their husks
  • Butter (or an herb butter) for serving

Method

1 Prepare your grill, gas or charcoal, for direct, high heat. (About 550°F) You know the grill is hot enough if are able to hold your hand one inch above the grill for only 1 second.

2 Grill corn in husks: The corn husks will protect the corn from burning or drying out while it is on the hot grill.

If you want a bit of char on your corn, peel off a few of the outer layers of the corn husks first, before grilling.

Place the corn in their husks on the hot grill.

Cover the grill. Turn the corn occasionally, until the husks are completely blackened and charred on all sides, about 15 to 20 minutes.

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3 Remove silks and charred husks: Remove the corn from the grill. Let them sit for 5 minutes or until cool enough to handle.

Remove the silks and charred husks from the corn. If you need to, use a damp towel to protect your hands from any sharp edges from the charred corn husks as you peel them off.

4 Serve with butter. (Or you can sprinkle with a little chili powder, cotija cheese, and some lime juice for a Mexican twist.)