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Grilled corn on the cob (with the husks) is one of the best flavors of summer. It is a summer staple and part of every summer cookout. There’s something so perfectly delicious about that charred flavor and taste combined with a hint of butter and salt.

This grilled corn on the cob is so easy to grill with very little prepping!

Corn on the cob seasoned with butter and parmesan cheese, served in a silver tray
Corn on the cob – a perfect Summer staple!

Stop spending your time peeling the corn and getting rid of the husk and use these tips for grilling corn on the cob in the husk. These grilling tips will have your corn cooked perfectly every single time.

You can also rest easy knowing that this grilling method for corn keeps the corn kernels tender and juicy, too. If you’re wanting a simple grilling recipe that makes the perfect side dish to any grilled meat, this is it.

grilled corn on the cob with limes
Delicious Grilled Corn on the Cob is one of the best flavors of summer

Easy Grilled Corn on the Cob

Are you ready to learn how to grill corn perfectly every time? This simple recipe will give you the best grilling tips. After cooking up this grilled corn recipe, you’ll be a pro at cooking corn in the husk.How to grill corn in the husk

How to Grill Corn in the Husk

In my opinion, one of the easiest ways to cook corn is to cook it on a hot grill. To grill your corn perfectly, start by trimming off the “handles” on the bottom of the corn and also tear off the exposed tassels, too. (Tassels are the “hair” looking top of the corn)

While learning the corn in the husk is key, you should peel off the top layer or so so that the heat can be closer to the corn.

Is it better to grill corn with or without husk?

Grilling with the corn husk on is better because it’s acting as a barrier that is steaming the corn on the inside of the husk.

It’s also protecting the corn from getting burnt as well and is what keeps the kernels from overcooking, too.

Trimming silk and removing stalk on the corn on the cob using scissors
Trim the silks and remove the stalk

How long does corn need on the grill?

Cooking corn in the husks on the grill will take about 20 minutes of time. I would recommend setting a timer and rotating them every 3-5 minutes. This will ensure that nothing will burn and they’ll be cooked evenly on all sides.

grilling corn on the cob with husks on
Grill corn 15-20 minutes turning several times

How do you know when corn is done on the grill?

You’ll need to visually inspect the corn to see if it’s done. You can easily do this by peeling back a small part of the husk and looking at the corn kernels. They should be bright in color and look as though they’re plump and possibly even steamed.

grilling corn on the cob with the husks on
Grilling corn on the cob with the husks on

The outside of the husks is not going to be indicative of what you see on the inside. The husks will have char marks and even certain areas that look as though they’re burnt.

They’ve taken the brunt of the heat so they’re going to look that way. Inside the husk, the corn is just fine.

Corn on the cob with husks on, served on cutting board with a red and white checkered napkin
Let the corn on the cob cool before seasoning

When it’s time to serve, just peel off the corn husk and put it in the trash. Use butter and other seasonings on the corn and enjoy!

Make certain to let the corn cool a bit so that it doesn’t burn your mouth. It will be extremely hot due to the high temperatures of the grill.

I’ve also added butter and parmesan cheese on top and it’s delicious, too.

Corn seasoned with butter and parmesan cheese
Add butter and parmesan cheese on top and enjoy!

Recipes to serve with Grilled corn on the cob:

Do you have leftover corn on the cob and need some recipe ideas? Check out my favorite creamy spicy hot corn dip recipe you will find over at Trial and Eater blog!

grilled corn on the cob with limes

Grilled Corn on the Cob

This recipe is the perfect way to make grilled corn on the cob (with the husks).
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Corn on the Cob
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 2kcal
Author: Mark Rogers

Ingredients

  • Corn
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parsley or Chives for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat grill to medium-high
  • Remove some of the husks to make grilling easier, leave the husk intact though to prevent corn from drying when it’s grilled
  • Trim the silks and remove the stalk with a sharp knife
  • Grill corn 15-20 minutes turning several times
  • Remove from grill and allow to cool 5 minutes before removing husks
  • If you would like char marks on the corn, return to the grill for a few minutes
  • Serve with butter, salt, or your favorite toppings

Nutrition

Calories: 2kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg

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