Grilling is a great alternative to boiling corn on the cob, because it gives the corn a toasty flavor. With this method, the single layer of husk that’s left on the corn protects it from charring all over, which can overpower the sweetness of the corn and dry it out.
Put the corn on the grill and cover. Turn when the husk is nicely browned on one side, after 2 to 3 minutes. Continue to cook and turn until the corn husk is toasted on all sides, 5 to 6 minutes total. Serve immediately.
Learn our Test Kitchen’s secrets for grilling corn on the cob so that it’s tender and sweet with just the right amount of char.
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I use the same method but soak the whole ear in a container full of water 1st. That gets moisture around each kernal making it very tender and sweet after grilling.
I've just learned a great new way to grill corn-on-the-cob. My son-in-law showed me. Just loosen the top of the corn, run water down the ear to moisten, turn over and shake to drain. Close up the top and grill it without pulling down the husks or removing the silk. The husks and silk just come right off when its done grilling. WOW! Easy and delicious.
I have done it this way and it is wonderful. I do 2 minutes, then 1/4 turn, for a total of 8 minutes.
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