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Recipes

Grilled Corn

Grilled corn is the cookout must-have everyone loves. What makes it a favorite? Its sweet flavor is enhanced just by grilling it over charcoal.

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Cooking for 4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 ears corn on the cob
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. pepper
  • 2 tbsp. butter

1 Food Prep

For shucked grilled corn: Prepare your corn for direct grilling by removing the husk and silk.

Grilled Corn in the Husk: If you’re grilling corn in the husk, there’s no prep required — how about pouring yourself a cold beverage in the meantime?

2 Grill Prep

Fuel: We recommend Kingsford® Original Charcoal Briquets. Add 2 to 3 chunks of your favorite smoking wood or a handful of Kingsford® BBQ Smoking Chunks.

Method: Two-Zone Method

Temp: 400°F (Medium Heat)

3 The Cook

  • Shucked Grilled Corn

  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.

  • Place your shucked corn directly above the coals. Grill your corn for 10 minutes, turning every 2 minutes until the kernels soften and become lightly charred. If your corn begins to char before kernels soften, move it to the cool side of the grate and close the lid to allow for additional cooking.

  • Once your corn is lightly charred and kernels are cooked through, remove it from the grill. Serve your corn with butter and salt immediately to allow butter to melt, and enjoy!
  • Grilled Corn in the Husk

  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.

  • Place your corn directly above the coals. Grill your corn for approximately 15 minutes, turning every 2 to 3 minutes as the husk begins to blacken and the kernels steam within the husk.

  • If a husk catches fire, don’t panic this is pretty common.Move the corn to the cool side of the grate and close the lid. This will kill the flames, and allow the corn to cook through.

  • Once the husk is charred, pull back the husk on one of your corns to check if it’s cooked through. Your corn should be a bright yellow. Continue cooking if your corn is unevenly cooked in areas.

  • Once your corn is cooked through and kernels are softened, remove it from the grill. Shuck your corn and serve with butter and salt immediately to allow butter to melt, and enjoy!

Reviews
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37 Reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Grilled corn Love it my favorite way to eat corn on the cob now
Date published: 2023-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick & Simple side dish This is such a quick & simple side dish. Grilling the corn really brings out the sweetness of butter & sugar corn. So simple, it allows you to concentrate on the rest of the meal.
Date published: 2023-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy! Great, easy recipe for grilled corn. This is my go to.
Date published: 2023-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grilled corn made easy This recipe is so very simple and the final product is so delicious.
Date published: 2023-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Roasted Corn on the Cob is the BEST! I especially love it with butter, sea salt and lime squeezed over like I've tasted at the farmer's markets in Los Angeles! Delicious
Date published: 2023-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A whoops that was delicious! I bought corn with the husks like normal. My son took husks off and I had never cooked them on a grill without. Tried your recipe for without and it turned out perfect!
Date published: 2023-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Grilled corn The grilled corn (shucked) was delicious but cook time was slightly longer than noted in the recipe.
Date published: 2023-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good to know I have never done corn on the grill. Love how easy it is to do.
Date published: 2023-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grilled corn Easy to follow and the corn turned out great the oil tip was the best
Date published: 2023-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks Wo Good Never tried grilling corn before but definitely will during the holidays. It looks so easy and I can’t wait,to try it.
Date published: 2023-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grilled corn We tried just putting the corn on the grill no prep just put it in there. Thank you it was perfect ❤️
Date published: 2023-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Turned out great! We grilled our corn on the cob for dinner this evening. Husks on. It was the best corn we’ve ever eaten. So tender and flavorful!
Date published: 2023-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grilled Corn This is the best corn on the cob! Juicy and charred with butter and salt. Be sure not to over cook. Cant get enough!
Date published: 2023-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious I’ve never had grilled corn and this recipe was absolutely amazing! 💯 will try again!
Date published: 2023-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fabulous My granddaughter really loved it, the juice was everywhere and I also sprinkled a little adobo on them
Date published: 2023-06-21
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