The BEST Way to Cook Corn on the Cob on the Grill – NO HUSKS!

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I think I have tried just about every method there is of cooking corn on the cob on an outdoor grill.  Everything from wrapping it in foil to soaking the husks in water and grilling in the husk, etc.  I have now decided that the easiest way is also the BEST way and I’m done experimenting.

Corn on the Cob on Grill


corn on the cob
olive oil

Husk the corn and remove as much silk as you can.  Heat your grill on high.  The next step is to lightly coat the corn with olive oil.  I find the best way to do this is with an oil mister, but if you don’t have one you can just rub on a light layer with your hands.   Season with salt and pepper.  Reduce the grill heat to medium/medium-high and place the corn directly on the grates.  Cook for 3-4 minutes or until corn barely starts to blacken and rotate 1/4 turn.  Repeat until all sides of the corn are cooked.  I think this corn turns out so well that it doesn’t even need any butter.  YUM!

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  1. Finally, a perfect way to grill the corn on the cob! I too have tried every which way but loose and this is the best! Thanks so much! Jennifer

  2. Oh yes! Corn on the cob is my favorite food to cook in the grill!! Mmmm. I wrap it in foil with garlic butter salt and pepper!

  3. I have not tried this before, to be honest I never though to. I’ve always boiled it. It sounds like a great idea that I would love to try though!

  4. Robin Wilson says

    Yummy ~ I just love corn on the cob but have never grilled it. I didn’t think it would get done enough, but I guess I am wrong. It does look good enough to eat without butter, but I don’t think I could. I adore butter! Thanks and I will try it!

  5. I like it this way and I also like it foil wrapped I cant decide what is best!

  6. shelly peterson says

    oh yum! will have to try this.

  7. Dana Rodriguez says

    I have never attempted this but I am going to now! It is summer and fresh corn from the local Farmer’s Market will be abundant soon.

  8. I have been cooking corn on the cob for some time and did not know this was a method. will try this next time

  9. Sandy Cain says

    An oil MISTER! Why have I never thought of that??? ::::::::duh:::::::

  10. Forgot where I found the following for grilling naked corn, but it’s called “Crack Sauce”:
    3 tbsp. brown sugar, 1 tsp. cayenne pepper, kosher salt, Freshly ground black pepper, 1/4 c. melted butter, Lime wedges, for squeezing.


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