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How to Make Grilled Corn on the Cob

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I just learned how to make grilled corn on the cob and it’s the best thing ever! This is definitely the easiest way to prepare corn, and I have been making it at least once a week since summer started. One of the benefits of living in the Midwest is that corn is plentiful and incredibly inexpensive. It is so easy to grill along with some meat and potatoes to create a complete meal without needing to turn your stove or oven on. Grilling corn takes 25 minutes, so just keep that in mind since you might need to put it on the grill first.

I love how fuss free this recipe is. You just need to throw the corn on a hot grill and give it 25 minutes to cook. Flip it once, give it a few minutes to cool, and then remove the husks.

The big secret to making grilled corn is in how to remove the husks. Do it backward. It may sound weird, but it is the best way to remove the husks along with all of the silky strands that tend to make a mess.

Cut the end off the corn cob, and peel the husks back half way.

Then move your fingers up to the top of the ear of corn and squeeze the corn out of the husks.

The last step is to top with a bit of butter and salt. If you want to give your corn some grill marks you can throw it on the grill quickly before you add butter and salt.

My parents have had great success with cooking corn, cutting it off the cob, and freezing it for later. They use frozen corn to serve on Thanksgiving, and you would have no idea that it wasn’t fresh.

Want to make a corn side dish? This Elote Casserole is a cheesy spicy treat that I made with grilled corn.

How to Make Grilled Corn on the Cob

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  • Corn
  • Butter
  • Salt


  1. Heat your grill to 350-400 degrees. Place the corn - still in the husks - on the grill. Let cook for 12 minutes, then use tongs to flip the corn over. Cook for another 12 minutes.
  2. Remove the corn from the grill and let it cool for a few minutes, until you can hold it without burning yourself. If you are still not done preparing the rest of your meal, you can keep the corn in the husks until you are ready to eat.
  3. Use a sharp knife to slice the end off the cob. Then peel the husks back half way. Then move your fingers to the top of the corn, and gently squeeze the corn out of the husk. Remove any silky strands.
  4. Season with butter and salt, and serve right away.


Wednesday 16th of August 2017

Corn on the Cob is always a treat and this looks delicious! :) Happy Fiesta Friday!

Miz Helen

Saturday 12th of August 2017

Grilled Corn is one of our summertime favorites. This is a great tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend! Miz Helen

Lisa @ Casa Bouquet

Friday 11th of August 2017


Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

Wednesday 9th of August 2017

I love your tip for removing the husk!! I'll be trying that this weekend. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner link up!


Thursday 10th of August 2017

It's definitely the easiest way to remove the husk!


Tuesday 1st of August 2017

This recipe looks delicious! Will defiantly try and make my corn this way next time! Isn’t That Charming.


Wednesday 2nd of August 2017

It is the easiest!!

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