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Grilled Corn on the Cob in Husks

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 12 minutes
  • Yield: 4 ears of corn 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American


Grilled Corn on the Cob in Husks – A delicious way to grill your corn on the cob!


  • 4 ears of corn
  • water


Prep Corn

  1. Fill a your sink with cold water (or bucket – anything that will fit the corn).
  2. Take corn one piece at a time and peel down the husk. Do not rip it off, but rather pull it down so the corn is fully exposed.
  3. Then remove the silk (the stringy bits under the husk) and discard.
  4. Pull the husk back up so it is covering the corn again (it’s okay if the corn isn’t fully covered, as long as most of it is).
  5. Repeat with remaining corn pieces.
  6. Place corn in water and let soak for 1-2 hours.

Grilling Corn

  1. Preheat grill to 450-500 degrees.
  2. Remove corn from water allowing excess water to drain off.
  3. Place corn over direct heat (directly over flame) for 12-15 minutes, rotating 2-3 times.
  4. Remove from grill and serve immediately with ghee (butter) and salt


  • Removing Silk: You don’t HAVE to remove the silk before you grill, but I recommend it. I personally don’t like having to deal with peeling all those little strings off when the corn is hot.  It’s nice to get that over and done with before you grill.
  • Soaking: Don’t skip the soaking! Not only will the corn/husks soak up some of that moisture, but it will also help prevent the husks and corn from burning.
  • When to butter your corn: You can butter your corn (use a basting brush to brush on melted butter) after you peel back the husk and remove the silk, but before you pull the husk back up.  I usually just butter and salt the corn after they come off the grill, but that is personal preference!
  • Lower temp: If you are grilling at a lower grill temp you may need to increase the cooking time to around 20 minutes or so!

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