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Grilled Corn on the Cob


Take advantage of sweet summer corn with this classic American side dish.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2006


  • 4 ears of corn
  • Oil, for grates
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into 4 pats
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • Chili powder or paprika


  1. Peel back husks, leaving them attached at the base of the ear. Remove and discard silk; pull husks back over corn. Place ears in a large bowl or pot; cover with cold water. Let soak 10 minutes.

  2. Preheat grill to high; lightly oil grates. Drain corn. Arrange ears on grill. Cover and cook, turning occasionally, using tongs, until husks are slightly charred and corn is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove ears from grill. Holding bottom of hot ears with a towel, peel back husks and, with a knife, coat kernels with butter. Season corn with salt, pepper, and chili powder or paprika. Serve.

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  • anewscrapinbee
    18 JUN, 2013
    I have cooked roasted corn several times. It is great--just make sure it's fully cooked. I fine it's best if cooked over low heat and wrapped in aluminum foil, after a salt water soak.
  • LorraineBillo
    7 MAY, 2013
    Amazing Corn, I am just so fond of corn. It’s good to have a corn and even a healthy food. Hair Accessories Distributor
  • MS10688918
    8 AUG, 2011
    My huasband and I just devoured all 4 ears that we grilled along with grilled chicken breasts and grilled mushrooms & onions. Delicious way to keep the kitchen cool on a hot summer evening! Definitely worth the hassle of removing the silks and soaking!
  • shesmiles1
    13 JUL, 2010
    Awesome! I can't wait to try it. I have only had grilled corn once and was not impressed with the texture. But, this looks like it will cook up well.
  • MS11766109
    9 JUN, 2009
    I agree with "Apple33": the best way to make corn on the cob!
  • MS11766109
    9 JUN, 2009
    I agree with "Apple33" - excellent recipe!
  • Judyblueyes
    5 AUG, 2008
    I would like to know the best way to freeze fresh corn on the cob ,I know too husk it but should I blan it before freezing it.or just freeze it.
  • Apple33
    15 JUL, 2008
    It's a bit time consuming to take off all the silk and pull the husks back up but this is the best corn on the cob you'll ever taste! I eat mine plain - no butter or spices.