How To Grill Corn on the Cobb with Husks On

One of my favorite things about Summer is the fresh ears of corn available at my farmer’s market every Saturday morning. There’s nothing quite like a sweet ear of corn freshly picked from the garden. So delicious! One of our favorite ways to cook corn is on the grill with the husks on. It’s so easy and it’s pretty much the perfect side dish for any Summer dinner.

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Here’s how to do it:

Carefully peel the husks back from the corn, making sure to not tear them away from the stem. Once all of the husk is pulled back, remove the silk from the corn and give the corn a good rinse under running water. Then, place the corn with husks pulled back into a bowl full of water. You want the husks to be completely submerged in the water. The reason you are doing this is to ensure that the husks don’t flame up when they are on the grill. Leave the husks soaking in the water for about 30 minutes before you put them on the grill.

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Before grilling, you will want to put the husks back over the corn and secure them with a little kitchen twine.

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Now, they are ready for the grill. Put the corn on the hot grill away from the direct flame–either on the top rack or to the side of an actual flame.

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They will take about 20-30 minutes to cook and you’ll want to turn them every 10 minutes or so. Now, we personally like the corn kernels to be a little toasted so the last 5-10 minutes we put them on the direct flame. That is really a personal preference though.

Finally, it’s time to eat! Peel off the charred husks, slather the corn with butter and a little salt and pepper and enjoy!