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Grilling Hacks: How to Grill Corn

Grilling Hacks: How to Grill Corn

Corn on the Grill

When summertime rolls around, it's time to enjoy all of the delicious flavors of outdoor cooking. Few treats are better than corn on the cob right off the grill. Whether you're looking for a quick steam inside the husk or you want your corn charred, these easy steps can help you have perfect corn on the cob in less than an hour.

Quick Tip: Always consult your grill's manufacturer's guide. While there are general grill safety basics to always keep in mind, the manufacturer's guide can answer questions about your exact product and its mechanisms.

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Step 1: Peel Off Outer Layers of the Husk

If you want to grill the corn in foil, remove the entire husk. For corn with multiple husk layers, peel off the first layer or two until it's clean. You can skip this step if there are only a few layers on the corn or you plan to grill in the husk.

Step 2: Soak the Corn in Water

Place the corn in the pot, and fill it with water. Make sure that the corn is covered in water completely. Soak the corn in water for 10 to 15 minutes prior to grilling to retain moisture and prevent over-charring.

Step 3: Wrap Unhusked Corn in Foil

If you choose to remove the outer husk, roll each piece of corn in aluminum foil, sealing both sides by twisting them tightly. While you don't need to wrap corn with a husk in foil, you can do so to retain more moisture in each kernel than grilling in the husk alone.

Peel the outer layers of the husk and soak the corn in water

Place corn on the grill

Step 4: Place the Corn on the Grill

Fire up the grill to about 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grill your corn for 15 to 20 minutes, turning it regularly so it doesn't burn on one side. If you're grilling in the husk, it will be brown and crisp on the outside, but the corn will be tender and juicy on the inside.

Step 5: Serve

Unwrap the foil and/or husk before serving. Depending on the time of year and the corn that you used, you may not need to season the final product at all, but many people enjoy adding butter, salt or even a little Parmesan cheese.