Easy Foolproof Grilled Corn On The Cob

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Summertime is livin’, ain’t it?

The food is easy, the drinks are fun and everything gets grilled!

Let’s get our grilled corn on, y’all.

Start with some corn still in the husk.

Easy Foolproof Grilled Corn

PANTS THE CORN!  Pull down the husk, but don’t take it all the way off.  Just enough to get to the bulk of the silk.

Easy Foolproof Grilled Corn

Remove silk. As you can see, it doesn’t have to be perfect.

Easy Foolproof Grilled Corn

You’ve had your fun, now apologize and pull up the corn’s pants.

Easy Foolproof Grilled Corn

Fill a sink with enough water to submerge the corn.

Easy Foolproof Grilled Corn

Find your turkey/chicken trussing twine (If you don’t have any of this stuff, you should. Comes in handy.)  As you can see, I have the giant twine thangy.  Like many of my kitchen essentials, I bought this at a restaurant supply store.  (or check out this good deal HERE)  Inexpensive (compared to anything at William Sonoma) and, in a pinch, I’ll always have kite string.

Easy Foolproof Grilled Corn

Measure out enough twine to tie up the husks.  Add a bow if you’re feeling fancy.  Just make sure your husks are tight against the corn.  This will act as protection against burning.

Easy Foolproof Grilled Corn

Time for a soak!  Summertime is hot, y’all.  Everything is better after a swim.  Place your wrapped-up corn in the sink with water.  If they refuse to sink, place a heavy plate on top of them.  Let them soak about 30 minutes before you place on a hot grill.  The extra water will help the corn cook more evenly and help the husks protect the corn from drying out

Easy Foolproof Grilled Corn

Place the badboys on a hot grill.  Husband uses a pit, which means he cooks with wood.  He places them the farthest away from the fire box.  The pit has a temp. gauge on it and we usually place the corn in a pit registering 350° and cook for approx. 30 minutes.  For those of you who have a gas grill, throw them on and check after 30 minutes.  Pull back the husk of one of the cobs and see if you can easily poke through a kernel.  If so, they’re done.  If not check every 15 minutes after that until tender.

Easy Foolproof Grilled Corn

Here you can see that the corn is on the opposite side of the fire.   Also, see that pointy nail looking spike above the corn on the lid of the pit?  That’s the temperature gauge.

Easy Foolproof Grilled Corn

SPIRITUAL ASIDE: I have decided that Heaven has to smell like a wood burning pit when it’s loaded with steak, hotdogs, sausage and chicken.  Halleluriah!

Here’s what the corn will look like on a pit after about 30 minutes.  All that glorious smoke, y’all!

Easy Foolproof Grilled Corn

Finished product.  Note that the twine held.  I love when things do their job.

Easy Foolproof Grilled Corn

Time to shuck the corn.  Or you can keep them as is until you’re ready to serve them.  Little kids love to shuck their own corn.  Throw the corn, husks and all, on a platter or large plate and watch the fun.

Easy Foolproof Grilled Corn

Once you discard of the husks, it’s time to butter and salt those delicious veggies.

As a variation to the above grilling instructions, you can season prior to grilling.  Go wild.  No really, it’s summertime…GO WILD!

Happy grillin’, y’all.


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  1. You are a freaking genius! I just showed my husband this and asked him if he did this and he said no! Oh my GOD, we have grilled corn and would have to torture our little hands while peeling the husks back when they were on fire! We are camping this weekend.. so he had better bring some string.

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      NO MORE TORTURE! Glad I could help. Have fun this weekend, enjoying your corn and burn-free hands!

  2. You should try adding a littttttle bit of milk and some sugar to the water…….best corn ever:)

  3. Would you believe we have never grilled corn?! After reading this, I am definitely trying it!

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      Oooo, let me know what you think after you’ve done it. The great thing is I always make extra so I can use it in salsa. The smokey taste is amazing.

  4. I have got to do this! I have never grilled with the husks on! Can’t wait to try it this weekend!

  5. Fabulous looking corn! I love summer grilling! Pinned!

  6. I’ve been grilling a lot and corn on the cob is almost always on the menu, which is why I had to check your recipe out. I’m definately going to have to try it! I found this yummy recipe on Time to Sparkle and I’m hoping you’ll bring it over to my recipe link party The Yuck Stops Here. You can find us this week anytime after 8pm ET tonight at Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos (mommasangelbaby (dot) com). Hope to see you there! HUGS

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      Grilling is such a welcome relief in the higher temps and since you already make corn, I think you’re gonna love this too. Happy Grillin’!

  7. I have not tried to roast corn on the grill, but I think I will now! Thanks for linking up at Wonderful Wed Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  8. Must add this to the menu after a trip to the farmer’s market. 🙂

  9. Thanks for linking to Create Link Inspire at The Crafty Blog Stalker. You have been featured and pinned! Thank you for sharing.
    –Katie, TheCraftyBlogStalker.com

  10. I want to try! Sounds delicious!
    I would love if you come link up tomorrow at the Monday party!

  11. wow! that is something new to learn. We normally just toss it on the grill but this one looks good without the burned corn. I’ll keep this in mind. Wonderful tips.


  12. Looks so good! I have done something like this before and it was wonderful! Thanks for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy


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