Summer Yum: Grilled Corn on the Cob

Credit - Simply Recipes -Mihaela Kozaric Sebrek

Our thanks to Simply Recipes for these tips to create the best grilled corn on the cob for a succulent treat this summer!

Grilled Corn on the Cob Recipe (


  • 4 ears fresh corn, in their husks
  • Butter (or an herb butter), for serving


  1. Preheat your grill:

    Whether using gas or charcoal, you want to prepare your grill for direct, high heat (about 550°F). You know the grill is hot enough if you are able to hold your hand one inch above the grill for only 1 second.

  2. Grill the corn:

    The corn husks will protect the corn from burning or drying out while it is on the hot grill.

    If you want a bit of char on your corn, peel off a few of the outer layers of the corn husks before grilling.

    Place the corn in its husks on the hot grill.

    Cover the grill. Turn the corn occasionally, until the husks are completely blackened and charred on all sides, about 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. Remove the silks and charred husks:

    Remove the corn from the grill. Let sit for 5 minutes or until cool enough to handle.

    Remove the silks and charred husks from the corn. If you need to, use a damp towel to protect your hands from any sharp edges from the charred corn husks as you peel them off.

  4. Serve:

    Keep it simple and serve with butter, or you can sprinkle with a little chili powder, Cojita cheese, and some lime juice for a Mexican twist.

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