How to Perfectly Grill Corn on the Cob in the Husk

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perfectly grilled sweet corn on the cob

perfectly grilled sweet corn on the cob

While sweet corn is a classic taste of summer, most folks enjoy it straight out of boiling water or even out of the microwave.  While both of those methods can result in a good ear of corn, there is another.  So skip the pot of boiling water and bypass the microwave.  Head outside and reclaim your grill.  Yes,  for a truly tasty and rustic serving, grilling it still in the husk takes the flavor to a higher level.

ear of sweet corn with husks attached

ear of sweet corn with husks attached

To start things off, select ears of corn that have been freshly picked.  The fresher the corn, the better tasting the final product will be.  Next, peel the husks down to the base of the corn cob, but leaving them attached.

corn husks have been folded down to expose the silk

corn husks have been folded down to expose the silk

Once that is done, de-silk the ear, taking care to remove all of the strands.

corn silk removed from ear of corn

corn silk removed from ear of corn

Fold the husks back into place to cover the sweet corn.

Fill a large bowl or partially fill a sink with cold water.  Place the ears of corn into the water and allow to soak for 20 minutes.

ears of corn with husks placed in sink of cold water

ears of corn with husks placed in sink of cold water

Remove the corn from the water.  Shake the ears to remove the excess water.

Now place the corn onto a hot grill.  Turn the corn every five minutes.  Leave the ears on the grill for a total of 20 minutes.  The outer husk will char, but protect the sweet corn from the char.

To eat, simply peel back the husks to the base of the corn cob.  Slather the ear with butter and enjoy.

perfectly grilled sweet corn on the cob

perfectly grilled sweet corn on the cob

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