Grilled Corn on the Cob
Take advantage of sweet summer corn with this classic American side dish.
Everyday Food, July/August 2006
- Prep Time 15 minutes
- Total Time 25 minutes
- Serves 4
- 4 ears of corn
- Oil, for grates
- 1 tablespoon butter, cut into 4 pats
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- Chili powder or paprika
- 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.
- 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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