How to grill corn on the cob

Roast sweet corn on your home gas grill for a special treat

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.


Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Set timer

Set the timer for seven minutes.

Step 5

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.

How to grill corn on the cob
Step 6

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.

Step 7

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.

Things Needed
• fresh in-husk sweet corn
• stick of butter
• tongs
• timer
• gas grill
• 15 minutes
• dental floss

Tips & Warnings
• Buy the freshest corn possible
• Freshly grilled corn is extremely hot
• Don’t try to pick the silk out of the corn before grilling.
• The husk of the corn will burn slightly using this method. This is normal.


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