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Pan of grilled corn with husks
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How to Grill Corn

Learn how to grill corn with husks and without husks with this easy step-by-step tutorial. Grilling corn on the cob makes it sweet and smokey!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 139kcal
Author Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • 4 ears fresh corn with husks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

With Husks

  • Pull the husks down to the base of the corn without detaching them from the ear of corn. Remove the silk from each ear of corn, and fold the husks back to cover the corn.
  • Fill a large bowl or pot with cold water, submerge the corn in the water and let stand for 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Preheat grill to medium heat.
  • Remove the corn from the pot of water and shake off any excess water. Place on the preheated grill.
  • Close lid and cook until the husk starts to char, about 7-10 minutes. Rotate and cook on the other side until the husk starts to char, about 7-10 more minutes.
  • Remove the corn from the grill and allow them to cool for five minutes. Peel off the husks and enjoy with olive oil, salt and pepper, if desired.

Without Husks

  • Preheat grill to medium heat.
  • Remove the husks and silk completely from the corn and discard.
  • Brush the corn on all sides with olive oil and place on the preheated grill.
  • Close the lid and cook for 5-7 minutes. Rotate and cook for another 5-7 minutes until the kernels are tender when pierced with a knife.
  • Remove the corn from the grill and allow them to cool for five minutes. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

Notes

Storage: It’s best to enjoy grilled corn immediately after cooking. However you can store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Nutritional Data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.
Photo Credit: Erin Jensen

Nutrition

Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg