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Grilled Corn on the Cob: How to Cook it with Husks On

How to cook corn on the cob with the husks on. This will teach you how to soak them properly, how to prep them and how to cook them. Then you can top them with compound butter that will blow your corn loving mind!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled corn on the cob
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 19kcal


  • 1 dozen ears of corn
  • Salt to taste, I use about 1 to 2 tablespoons for 12 corn
  • Compound Butters recipe links in notes


  • Fill a large roasting pan with water. The pan should be big enough to soak 12 ears of corn. I happen to have a massive one from KitchenAid that I love. It fits a ton of corn.
  • Add salt to the water. You want to season the water. It adds flavour while the corn soaks, trust me!
  • Peel away the silk of the corn, then fold the husks back over. (it's not tragic if you forget the silks, but they will flame up on the grill if you do)
  • Allow corn to soak for about an hour.
  • About 10 minutes before you want to cook the corn go fire up your grill. You want it preheated to a medium heat before the corn goes on. Treat your grill like your oven, always preheat it.
  • Remove from pan, dump the water out of the pan. (You can now use that pan to carry all the corn out to the grill) Rinse off the corn.
  • Pop the corn back into the dry roasting pan and carry outside to the grill.
  • Lay the corn on the grill, put down the lid, and allow to cook for about 15 to 20 minutes. You'll want to give the corn a turn every so often, about every 5 or 6 minutes to cook evenly on all sides.
  • Remove from grill, and turn grill off.
  • Remove the husks before serving.
  • Spread on some compound butter and salt.
  • Enjoy with a big old buttery smile!


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Nutritional information is a rough estimate. Different brands and ingredients will impact the final calculation. This particular recipe does not include the butter calculation. You will need to calculate that by clicking over to the compound butter post or estimate the amount yourself. 
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Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 60mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Iron: 0.1mg