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3 Ways to Grill Corn

posted on June 27th, 2016 by John Savidan

Sweet corn is very forgiving and takes little effort to make a big impact on the 4th of July. There are many methods to prepare corn, but nothing beats freshly grilled corn with a light char and nutty flavor. Here are our favorite methods for grilling corn:

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Grill Naked
The simplest of methods is going naked, for the corn of course! Shuck the corn ears and remove silks and place on the grill so the flames touch the corn directly. Grill for about 10 minutes while turning constantly to avoid overly burnt spots. This method results in lightly charred brown bits with perfectly grilled flavor.

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Husks On
Grilling corn with the husks on gives the corn a deeper and nuttier flavor, plus it allows you to peel the husks back and tie for a nifty handle. Be sure to soak your corn at least 30 minutes to prevent flare ups. Peel the husks back and remove silks, season as you wish, then rest the husks back down over corn. Grill while turning until corn is steamed throughout; about 15 minutes. When cool to the touch, tie the husks back with kitchen twine.

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The Foil Method
The foil method is the cleanest of methods and provides perfectly sweet steamed corn. Start by removing the husks and silks on all corn ears. Tear off 12×12 inch pieces of foil and wrap each ear of corn in the foil. You can preseason the corn with butter, salt, pepper, and fresh herbs before wrapping. Grill the corn while turning for about 15 minutes.

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What are some of your favorite ways to grill corn? We’d love to hear how you prepare your grilled corn. Share your recipes and grilling recommendations below. Happy grilling!

 

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