How to Cook Corn on the Cob on the Grill

grilled corn on the cobCooking corn on the grill is unbelievably simple…and comes in real handy when you’re grilling and you don’t want to run back and forth from the kitchen checking on boiling water. You’ve got 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!