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Grilled Corn in the Husk is a delicious but often overlooked cooking method. It results in tender and flavorful corn without much work.

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We love grilled corn on the cob and recently starting cooking it with husk on. It is absolutely fabulous and results in the best corn for an amazing side dish.

The corn husks help to seal in the steam and heat from the grill. It makes the corn so tender. This is a must try recipe for a quick but delicious side dish. For the best flavored corn, buy your corn at your local farmers market.

Check out more Corn Recipes – Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad, Bacon Wrapped Corn on the Cob, Air Fryer Corn on the Cob, and How to Microwave Corn on the Cob.

Pros and Cons to Grilling Corn in the Husk

  • Pros: You get all the flavor from grilled corn with all the tenderness of boiled corn. It is the perfect combination. The husks help to steam the corn for great results.
  • Cons. The process is a bit more time consuming due to having to soak the corn husks prior to cooking. It also takes a few extra minutes to cook than grilling directly on the grates.

Ingredients

  • Fresh Ears Corn
  • Butter (for serving)
  • Salt (for serving)

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Seasoning Ideas

  • Butter, Salt and Black Pepper
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Taco seasoning
  • Cotija cheese
  • Lime juice and garlic
  • Chili Powder
  • Fresh Herbs – Cilantro

How to Grill Corn in the Husk

  • Step 1 – Soak the corn prior to grilling. Soak the ears of corn in cool water for at least 20 minutes to prevent the husks from burning on the grill. I soaked the corn in a sink full of water but you can use a large bowl.
Corn in the Husk soaking in water.
  • Step 2 – Preheat the gas grill. Set the grill to medium heat to medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).
  • Step 3 – Put the corn on the grill. Then place the ears of corn directly on the grill grates. Cook the corn for 20-22 minutes turning occasionally until the corn is cooked through and the husks are charred. I checked the corn by pulling back part of the husk and made sure that the corn is a bright yellow color and cooked through.
Grilled Corn in the Husk on the grill.
  • Step 4 – Remove the corn. Take the corn off the hot grill grates. Let it cool until it’s cool enough to handle. Then pull the husks and silks on the corn.
  • Step 5 – Serve the corn and enjoy. Serve topped this sweet corn recipe with the salt and butter. Enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • Shucking – Some recipes call for remove the silk before grilling. I find that it’s too difficult to remove without removing the husks. Once it’s cooked, the silk and husk remove easily and taste great too!
  • Soak Freshest Corn – It is important that you soak the corn in cold water prior to grilling. This will prevent them from catching on fire. Soak the corn for 20 minutes to 30 minutes.
  • Cooking Corn – Turn the corn during cooking to help them cook evenly.
Grilled Corn in the Husk on a tray.

Serving Suggestions

This fresh corn is delicious served with many recipes. We love to grill corn cobs with burgers, salmon, steaks and chicken.

Grilled Corn in the Husk on a tray.

How to Cut Corn Corn off the Cob

This is actually simple to do with a few easy tips. I prefer to prop the ear of corn in the center of a bundt pan. As you cut the kernels, they fall right into the pan.

Plus, the pan helps to stabilize the corn as you cut the corn off the cob. It is the easiest trick to quickly do this. Learn more tips on how to Cut Corn off the Cob.

Use the grilled corn kernels to make this Grilled Corn Salad.

Grilled Corn in the Husk in a tray.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to freeze

You can freeze corn on the cob to enjoy later. Since the corn is already cooked, simply wrap in plastic wrap. Then place inside a freezer bag and freeze. I like to mark the bags with the date to help me remember when I froze them. Find lots of tips to learn how to freeze corn.

How to Store Leftovers

Refrigerate the leftovers in air tight container for up to 1 week. You can also remove the kennels from the cob and refrigerate the kennels or freeze them for a future meal.

How Long to Grill Corn in the Husk

It takes a bit longer than grilling corn without the husk. The corn will need to cook about 20 minutes or so. The corn also needs to be turned every now and then as it cooks.

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How to Grill Corn on the Cob in the Husks

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Grilled Corn in the Husk is a delicious but often overlooked cooking method. It results in tender and flavorful corn without much work.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 128

Ingredients

  • 6 Fresh Ears Corn
  • 3 Tbsp Butter for serving
  • 1 tsp Salt for serving

Instructions

  • Soak the ears of corn in cool water for a least 20 minutes to prevent the husks from burning on the grill. I soaked the corn in a sink full of water.
  • Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).
  • Then place the ears of corn directly on the grill grates. Cook the corn for 20-22 minutes turning occasionally until the corn is cooked through and the husks are charred. I checked the corn by pulling back part of the husk and made sure that the corn is a bright yellow color and cooked through.
  • Remove the corn from the grill. Let it cool until it’s cool enough to handle. Then remove the husks and silks on the corn.
  • Serve topped with the salt and butter. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Some recipes calls for remove the silk before grilling. I find that it’s too difficult to remove without removing the husks. Once it’s cooked, the silk and husk remove easily and taste great too!
*Refrigerate the leftovers in air tight container for up to 1 week. You can also remove the kennels from the cob and refrigerate the kennels or freeze them for a future meal.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 128kcal, Carbohydrates 17g, Protein 3g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 446mg, Potassium 245mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 6g, Vitamin A 343IU, Vitamin C 6mg, Calcium 4mg, Iron 1mg

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