Wondering how to grill corn in the husk? This simple tutorial will change the way you cook corn on the cob, especially during the summer!
The easiest way to make corn more summer? Grilled, baby. Not only does it keep your house crazysexycool, but also gives each cob a hint of that quintessential smokey flavor that only a grill can do.
If all else fails, you at least get to potentially watch corn husks catch on fire, so there's that. 🙂
- corn on the cob
Start by placing 4 ears of corn on the cob in a large pot or bowl. Cover with water, and let sit for 15 to 30 minutes before grilling. You can also fill up your sink with water if you don't have a pot or bowl big enough to fit the corn, if you want to do a larger batch.
Preheat your gas grill to medium heat, and place ears of corn directly on grill grates.
Turn each ear of corn every couple of minutes, once it starts to get charred. Continue cooking and turning until all sides are charred. Remove from heat, and let cool for at least 5 minutes before peeling, and serving.
- Don't skip the soak! This helps to keep the corn husks from burning too quickly, and giving the corn some moisture to steam and cook in the husk.
- Serve your grilled corn with any desired toppings like butter, salt, or even crumbled feta!
My husks are catching on fire! What do I do?
Relax. That's normal. The outer layers of the husk will most likely burn and fall off. Just don't skip the soak! This helps prevent more of the husk layers from burning, and slows down the process. If you find they are really posing a problem, your heat on the grill may be too high. Try turning down the heat a little bit to see if it helps.
Can you reheat this grilled corn?
You can reheat this grilled corn after it is removed from the husk. Add to a microwave-safe dish, and reheat for 2-3 minutes, or until warmed through.
Does the grilled corn have to be refrigerated?
If you have leftovers, yes I would refrigerate for storing. I recommend taking out of the husk before storing since the burned husk layers can get messy when stored. Refrigerate for up to 4 days.
Money-Saving Tips for this Grilled Corn
Shop the sales. Summertime is the best time for corn! Not only is it super sweet, but is often the cheapest. Make the most of corn season, and enjoy it all summer long. 🙂 If you still want to make it not in summer, keep an eye out on sales flyers to see if it is cheaper this week or next. You can always try the farmer's markets too!
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