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Fresh Corn on the Cob

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Fresh Corn on the Cob
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This is the general method for grilling corn on the cob. Remember not to remove the husks, they will hold in the moisture and keep the corn from burning. You might want to pull out as much silk as you can before hand

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 4-6 corn on the cob, husks intact
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons herbs of choice (parsley, thyme, tarragon, basil, oregano, dill, etc.)


DO NOT REMOVE HUSKS. Do remove the silk. Soak in water for at least 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from water and pull down husks carefully -- DO NOT REMOVE -- and coat with herbal butter (made from adding your favorite fresh herbs to softened butter). Put the husks back up covering the corn and tie with a thin piece of husk at the top. Place on grill for about 15 minutes, turning.
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 4 out of 5
You can leave the silk in, Member opnorty

We tried something similar to this over this past weekend, but we just left the silk and the husks on the corn. We soaked it and put it right on the grill. When it was cooked after about 15 min., we took the corn off the grill and cut the 'bottom' end off. The husks and silk came off together. There were only a few silk strands left, which were easily picked off. The corn is obviously hot, so hold it with pot holders, towel, BBQ gloves, etc. We then let everyone butter their own corn. This was by far the easiest way to cook corn on the cob. Being from Iowa, we have a lot of corn throughout the summer, and we will never shuck corn again until after it is cooked.

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