How to Cook Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob is a popular side dish. It is most commonly prepared by boiling it. There is an alternative method of cooking. You can also grill the corn on the cob. Using the grill to cook the corn on the cob adds a different depth in terms of taste. Everyone loves the flavor the charcoal adds to any food.  The same is true for corn on the cob. I think corn on the cob tastes its best when it is grilled. If you want to protect the kernels a little, leave the husk intact and then place the corn on the grill. Here is how you can cook corn on the cob. Read on to find out more information.

Items You Will Need:

  • Water
  • Corn on the Cob (Fresh not Frozen)
  • Grill

Step 1

Don’t take off the husks from the outside of the corn on the cob. Soak the corn as is in a large container with cold water. Allow them to soak for a one hour.

Step 2

Preheat the grill to a medium heat setting.

Step 3

Take the husked corn on the cob from the cold water. Put the corn on the con on the preheated grill as is. Leave the husks tact.

Step 4

Watch the grill while cooking and the corn on the cob while it is cooking. Turn the corn on the cob over as several minutes pass. Do not allow the corn to stay in one place too long. This will cause the corn to scorch. Use a pair of tongs to turn the corn. Do not attempt to manually rotate the corn.  The corn will be extremely hot to the touch.

Step 5

Make sure you rotate the corn on the cob five or six times or about 10 to 12 minutes have passed. You will notice that the husks are beginning to char but they are not burned. You can remove the corn on the cob from the open flame of the grill after this.

Step 6

When the corn or the cob has cooled down, take caution and removed the charred husks from the corn on the cob. The corn will still be very hot so use gloves or tongs to protect your limbs from the heat.

Step 7

Remove any parts that are left of the husk from the corn on the cob. You can season the corn with salt and pepper the corn and melt butter over it. Enjoy.


  • Parmesan cheese is a tasty addition to the corn on the cob. Use this with salt, butter and pepper. Most people like the fused flavors of these two.
  • Take every precaution not to injure yourself on the food or grill when removing the charred husks.

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About the Author: Leona Kesler is a head-chef at a very popular food restaurant in New York. Also she is a blogger who shares her experiences, tips, and other informative details about food and cooking. Her recipes are featured on many magazines.

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