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Grilled Corn

Grilled Corn
Yield:   No limit.
Cook Time:   10-20 minutes
Tips:   Choose white or yellow corn in husks (photo shows white corn).
Suggestion:   Grill over hot coals alongside any grilling meat or fish.
Grilling corn in its own husk over hot coals has got to be the best way to cook corn. It's simply a matter of trimming off the loose husk leaves on the top, and placing the entire cob wrapped in its own husk on the grill. The corn husks have a natural way of
protecting the corn from burning, while sealing in all the flavors and natural juices. The result is a crisp, tender and amazingly juicy corn on the cob!

This is of course great way to cook corn anytime, but is especially great for barbeques, parties and anytime you cook for a crowd. Serving corn in its own husk and letting everyone shuck their own corn (peel off the husks) is fun and creative, and gives your event an element of 'food entertainment.' It also saves you the trouble of shucking every single corn cob before cooking! Don't let the brown husks fool you - beneath that charred appearance lies the most incredible, perfectly cooked corn imaginable! This fabulous way of cooking corn on the grill was passed on to me by my good friend, Robin, who has been a barbeque connoisseur for many years. Thank you, Robin!



  • white or yellow corn on the cob in husks (as many as you prefer)


Heat coals in barbeque grill until all coals are hot. Set grill for slow cooking (with charcoal grills, it's simply a matter of reducing the hole openings to a minimum).

Cut loose leaves off tops of corn, still leaving corn protected and covered by husk at tips. Place corn cobs on grill and cover. Check after about 5 minutes. If husks have turned brown on grilling sides, turn all corn cobs over to grill opposite sides. Cover again, and return in 5 more minutes to turn corn again. If you want to cook other items such as quick-cooking meat (chicken, steak, burgers, etc.), move all corn cobs to outer edges of grill to keep warm and and make room over the coals for your meat. Corn will be ready to serve when your meat is done. If you are only cooking corn and do not intend to cook meat or other food, simply leave corn over grills with barbeque covered, and allow to cook for another 5 minutes.

Peel back husks on one portion of one corn cob and press to see if corn is done (corn should have a slight flexibility when pressed). If corn is still too firm, place over coals (with cover) for a few more minutes until corn reaches desired tenderness.

Shuck (peel) husks off corn cobs, removing any remaining strings. Cut stems and tips off cobs and top with butter, salt and pepper. Serve.

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