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Enjoy the taste of summer with our grilled corn on the cob in husk recipe. This easy-to-follow recipe will have you savoring juicy, charred corn with a smoky flavor that’s perfect for any barbecue or summer gathering.
It costs approximately $3.82 to make this grilled corn on the cob. The recipe makes six servings for about $0.63 per serving.
Grilled Corn on the Cob with melted butter dripping down the sides is the epitome of summer. But have you tried grilling those ears of corn with their husks on? They are dreamy and take Corn on the Cob to the next level.
This cooking method takes a little prep time but is worth it. The husks give the corn a slightly nutty taste and help create juicy bites of corn that are bursting with flavor. The cooking process is slower than the traditional grilling method of directly cooking the ears of corn on the grates, but it results in sweeter corn.
You’ll be enjoying this sweet, moist, buttery corn all summer long once you try cooking your next batch of Corn on the Cob in its husk on the grill.
Ingredients & Estimated Cost:
- 6 Corn on the Cob – $3.60
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil – $0.22
The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. Check out Budget Recipes Explained to learn more about how we price our recipes. The pricing for this recipe was updated in April 2023.
How To Make Grilled Corn On The Cob in Husks
***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.
- First, fill a large bowl with water.
- Then, without removing the husks, pull them back so you can remove the silks.
- Wrap the husks back around the corn and soak them for thirty to sixty minutes.
- Next, preheat the grill to 350-375 degrees F.
- Pull back the husks to pat the corn dry and brush the kernels with olive oil.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Then, pull the husks back over the corn, securing them with baker’s twine if needed.
- Cook on the grill for about twenty-five to thirty minutes. To avoid burning the corn, turn them frequently.
- Finally, serve the corn with butter, herb butter, cheese, or your favorite toppings.
Recipe Variations and Substitutions
If you are short on time, try our Instant Pot Corn on the Cob for a quick and easy option.
To maintain food safety, following proper guidelines for serving, storing, and freezing grilled corn is important.
SERVE: Grilled corn can be kept at room temperature for two hours before refrigeration becomes necessary. Beyond this point, the risk of bacterial growth increases rapidly.
STORE: The corn should be placed in an airtight container or Ziploc bag and stored in the refrigerator. This will help preserve freshness and flavor for 3-5 days.
FREEZE: To freeze cooked corn, let it cool to room temperature, then transfer it to a freezer-safe Ziploc bag. The corn can be frozen for up to 8-12 months, ensuring it stays fresh and delicious for future use.
It will take approximately twenty-five to thirty minutes to grill the corn on the cob in the husk. However, each grill is slightly different, so monitor the corn while turning it frequently on the grill as it is cooking and use the cooking time as a guide.
You can grill corn on the cob without a husk and have delicious corn. However, we love grilling the corn in the husk as it creates steam to help make the corn extra sweet and juicy.
This step is a necessity that you do not want to skip. Soaking the corn before grilling allows the corn to absorb moisture which is needed to avoid drying out and possibly burning during the grilling process.
Get Kids Involved
Ages 2-3: Have your little one help brush the corn on the cob with olive oil. They can count the number of ears of corn as they go.
Ages 4-5: After you pull down the husks, your kids can help by removing the silks from each ear of corn.
Ages 6-8: Your child can help by drying the corn and wrapping the husks around them. This will free your hands up to work on your next task.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe unsupervised while you do the happy dance in the corner!
When corn goes on sale in the summertime, we buy it and repeat this Grilled Corn on the Cob!
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Grilled Corn On The Cob In Husks
- Measuring spoons
- pastry brush
- big bowl
- 6 Corn on the Cob ears husks and silks removed
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
FOR SERVING: (all optional)
- Herb butter
- chopped parsley
- Fill a very large bowl with water.
- Pull back husks (but don’t remove them) and remove silks.
- Wrap husks back around the corn.
- Place in water to soak for 30-60 minutes, longer is okay.
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat of 350-375 degrees F.
- Pull back the husks, pat the corn dry, and generously brush corn kernels with olive oil.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Pull the husks back over the corn. You may need to tie the husks with baker’s twine.
- Place corn on the preheated grill.
- Cook for 25-30 minutes, turning frequently to prevent the corn from burning.
- Remove corn from the grill.
- Pull the husks back.
- Serve with butter, herb butter, cheese, or other toppings of your choice.