Have you ever wondered how to grill corn on the cob? I’m going to show you the easiest way to grill corn on the cob!
It’s time for cookouts and that means lots of grilled vegetables including corn on the cob. I think at some point my kids get tired of corn on the cob throughout the summer, but it’s simply the BEST! Plus, it’s so inexpensive it’s the perfect vegetable to buy.
Do you grow your own corn? We tried it once and we thought we had really done well until bugs got all over it, and that was that!
Nowadays, I like to go to the Farmer’s Market and pick up corn for grilling!
What is the silk and husk on the corn cob?
Let’s start with the basics of corn cob, the husk and the silk, which one is which?
The corn husk is the outer layer of the corn cob, these are bright green and wrapped around the corn.
It’s actually best to get a bright green husk without holes, which is a sign of no insects, hopefully!
Now the corn silk is the threads and fibers that grow on the corn, they are usually under the husk and at the ends of the corn cobs.
These will be trimmed up before grilling but not entirely removed from under the corn cob.
Can you grill shucked corn?
Yes! It can be done either way; however, our preference is to leave it on and grill it. Once it’s done, we remove it and if you want the chargrilled marks, you can place it back on the grill for a few additional minutes.
It’s best to remove some of the husks but not the entire thing so that it does not dry out while grilling. It’s good to leave about a layer of husk on and then remove the rest.
What seasoning should you use for grilled corn on the cob?
We like to use butter and olive oil, but you can do any that you prefer. We also add it after grilling it too.
If you prefer to use the air fryer, be sure to check out this Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Corn on the Cob too!
Now, are you ready to make some grilled corn on the cob? Let’s get some on the grill!
Grilled Corn on the Cob
- Corn on the Cob
- Parsley to Garnish
- Heat the grill to medium-high heat.
- Remove some of the husks to make grilling a little easier. Leave the husk intact though to prevent the corn from drying out - only remove a little bit.
- Trim the silks and remove the stalk with a sharp knife.
- Grill the corn for 15-20 minutes turning several times.
- Remove from the grill and allow it to cool for 5 minutes before removing the husk.
- If you prefer char marks, return the grill for 5 more minutes.
- Serve with the butter, salt, pepper, and parsley to garnish.
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Comments & Reviews
Donna @ Modern on Monticello says
I agree – grilled corn on the cob is the best during the summer. I never get tired of it. I also haven’t tried grilling it still in the husk so I might try it out next time. Thanks for sharing delicious recipes every week with us at #HomeMattersParty
Shawna Kroeger says
Can you just make corn on the cob in the ninja foodi? I just got mine a gift from my sister because she liked the installer better, but it came with out instructions or anything so I’m kinda flying blind.
Mommy Hates Cooking says
Hi! Yes you can def make in the Ninja Foodi and have some options – I usually make it in the Foodi using the Air Crisp function and the basket. I spray the basket with olive oil cooking spray, place the corn inside and cook at 390 Degrees for about 8 minutes, turning it about halfway through the cooking time. The other option is to do it with the pressure cooker function, similar to the instant pot like this recipe – https://www.simplyhappyfoodie.com/instant-pot-corn-on-the-cob/.