Grilled corn on the cob


Cooking 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.


  corn (on the cob)
  butter (or margarine, for serving)
  seasoning (salt and pepper to taste)


Remove excess silk husk - Removing the husk and cutting of the silk will reduce burning.

Soak corn - To add moisture during cooking, soak the corn in water. Place a heavy dish on top to keep corn under water. Soak for about 30 minutes.

Dry the corn - Preheat the barbecue to about 350-400° F. To get the corn ready to place on the grill, pat dry to remove any excess water.

Grill - Place the corn on the grill, away from direct flame. Rotate the corn every 5-10 minutes and grill for about 30 minutes.

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. When you’re ready, remove the husks, add butter and salt…and enjoy! 


Have a knife, cutting board and barbecue tongs on hand.

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.

Remove the corn with tongs and let stand for a few moments. The husks are very hot!

8 servings
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
50 minutes