How to grill corn on the cob
Nothing says summer like fresh grilled sweet corn on the cob. Roasted sweet corn goes well with hot dogs, hamburgers, steak, and it could very well be the entire meal. It’s a treat that many look forward to every summer.
Forget soaking, husking, de-silking, aluminum wraps, and marinades — grilling sweet corn on the cob was meant to be easy. Take your fresh sweet corn and place it directly on the grill. Have perfectly roasted sweet corn every time without alot of mess.
Buy fresh sweet corn
The best and freshest sweet corn will arrive daily at your grocery store and be packed with ice in the display stand. Some of the tastiest sweet corn varieties are ‘Olathe Sweet’ sweet corn and Sakata sweet corn.
Turn on the gas grill
Light the gas grill and turn it on high. Put the grill lid down. Let it heat for about 5 minutes.
Place corn on grill
Place the unhusked sweet corn directly onto the grill. Allow an inch or two between corn ears. Close the grill lid.
Set the timer for seven minutes.
Turn corn over
Open the grill lid and turn the corn over 180 degrees using the tongs. Close the grill lid. Set the timer for another seven minutes. After seven minutes, check the corn. The husks will be slightly blackened but the corn should be perfectly done. If the corn husk isn’t slightly blackened, the corn probably needs to cook a few more minutes.
Remove from grill
Use tongs to remove the corn from the grill and let cool for 5 minutes. Carefully peel back the corn husk and gather the husk leaves below the corn ear to make a convenient handle. Remove the silk from the corn cob. The silk is easier to pick out once the ear is cooked and it will slide right out.
Butter and serve
Peel back the wrapper surrounding the stick of butter. Rub the butter along the cooked ear of corn on the cob. Serve immediately. Have dental floss available for guests after the meal to help them get all the corn out between their teeth.
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