How to Grill Corn (and Make It Taste Delicious)

The Taste of Home Test Kitchen offers a recipe and tips for grilling corn on the cob—as well as making it taste great.

Grilling corn is simple and easy. Learn how with our step-by-step guide, developed by our expert Test Kitchen team.

Ingredients:

  • Corn on the cob (unshucked)
  • Water
  • Butter

Tools:

  • Stockpot
  • Grill
  • Tongs

Step 1: Soak the ears

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Place whole unshucked ears of corn in a stockpot and cover with cold water. Soak for 30 minutes then drain.

Step 2: Get grilling

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Place the ears directly over hot coals. Grill for 30 minutes, turning occasionally, or until husks are completely charred black.

Step 3: Peel

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Remove from grill, peel back husks and remove silk. Butter and season to taste. Eat!


How to Make Flavored Grilled Corn

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What you’ll need:

Ingredients:

  • Corn on the cob (unshucked)
  • Herbed or seasoned butter

Tools: 

  • Stockpot
  • Kitchen string
  • Grill
  • Tongs

Soak according to directions above and drain. Peels husks to one inch above bottom and remove silk. Spread herbed or seasoned butter of choice over each ear. Rewrap with husks and secure with kitchen string. Grill according to directions above.

Try these herbed butters:


How to Grill Corn in Foil Packets

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What you’ll need:

Ingredients:

  • Corn on the cob (shucked)
  • Butter
  • Ice cubes

Tools:

  • Heavy-duty foil
  • Grill

Place each ear of husked corn on a 12-inch square piece of heavy-duty foil. Top with a pat of butter and a standard-size ice cube. Wrap each ear tightly and grill over hot coals 15-20 minutes.

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Rachel Seis
As senior editor for Taste of Home magazine, Rachel has her hand in everything you see from cover to cover, from writing and editing articles to taste-testing recipes to ensuring every issue is packed with fun and fabulous content. She'll roll up her sleeves to try any new recipe in the kitchen—from spicy Thai dishes (her favorite!) to classic Southern comfort food (OK...also her favorite). When she's not busy thinking of her next meal, Rachel can be found practicing yoga, going for a run, exploring National Parks and traveling to new-to-her cities across the country.
Elizabeth Harris
Liz is an unapologetic homebody who loves bowling and beers almost as much as food and fitness. The highlight of her week is making cheesy popcorn for her family on movie night. She's been hooked on Taste of Home since interning for the magazine in 2010.