In my opinion, cooking the all time camping favorite corn on the cob on the grill is the BEST way to cook it! Cooking the corn while still in its husk leaves it both tender and juicy, the fresh natural taste of the corn being complemented by the fiery, smoky taste of the grill – both adding just the right amount of natural goodness to satisfy your palate!
Tip: While at a store and choosing ears of corn to cook, I always look for the largest ears and pull the top portions of the husk down a little bit in order to see the tip of the ear of corn. If I see soggy or mushy tips or tips that do not look good for any other reason, I do not choose that ear of corn, as sometimes a mushy or soggy tip could indicate it could very well be soggy or mushy further down the cob where the best corn kernels are located.
Cooking corn on the cob on the grill is very easy to do! The directions are below:
Choose the amount of cobs you would like to cook on the grill. Carefully peel the husks back from the corn without tearing them off the cob (sometimes it is easier to pull the husks back by grabbing a couple of them at a time and pulling them straight down all at once, which also helps to strengthen your pull).
When most of the corn is exposed, pull the ‘hair’ from the corn, cleaning it of the stringy threads which occupy the insides of the husks and are attached to the corn. When the hairs are removed (don’t worry too much about it if you do not get them all – you will be able to remove any remaining ‘hairs’ later after cooking if necessary) pull the husk back up around the cob of corn until all of the corn is once again covered by the husk.
The husk will help prevent the corn from being burned too much on the grill (unless your fire is way too high or way too hot) while also keeping enough moisture within to cook the corn and keep it tender.
Place the husk covered corn on the grill when the coals are ready for cooking, making sure the coals are not too close to the corn or there is not too much of a fire that may burn the husk and corn.
Place the corn on the grill, close the cover and cook the cobs for about 20 minutes to 1/2 hour or until the kernels are tender – turning the corn every few minutes to avoid burning.
When the corn is done, remove the ears from the grill. The husks will now be very easy to remove (WARNING: Be careful when removing the corn husks! Corn is very hot when it comes off the grill!)
When the husks are fully removed, you can now enjoy your grilled corn on the cob with butter and herbs or freshly seasoned olive oil!
Tip: Eating grilled corn on the cob is super easy and less messy when using Corn Cob Skewers* instead of your fingers!
Using Corn Trays* also come in handy! Simply place your grilled corn on the cob inside the tray and let butter melt over it or drizzle it with your favorite seasoned olive oil.
Perfect for keeping buttery corn separate from the rest of your food and for making eating corn on the cob less messy!
Still not convinced grilling corn on the cob in its husk is for you? You can also use a Corn Grilling Basket* to cook your corn on the grill or over a fire!
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