How to Grill  Corn in the Husk

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While there are lots of easy, delicious ways to prepare corn, grilling corn in the husk is a simple way to impart lots of smoky flavor without drying out the kernels inside.

How to select the best tasting ears of summer corn at the market. Don’t peel back the husk! This shortens the shelf life of the corn, causing it to dry out. You want the corn husk to be bright green and wrapped tightly against the corn. The silks should be light brown or gold-colored and have a slight stickiness to them.

1. Carefully, peel back the husks of corn layer by layer about ¾ of the way down the ear of corn.  2. Remove all of the silks by pulling on them gently.  3. Once the silks are removed, fold the husks back up into place to cover the corn cob.

When learning how to grill corn in the husk, the corn prep is actually the most important step!

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Let's fire up the grill and show you how to grill corn in the husk!


Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.


Remove the corn from the water and shake off excess water so that it's not dripping.


Place cobs on the grill and cook for 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally.


Once corn is cooked to your liking remove from the grill, peel off husks and serve with butter, salt & pepper.