Easy Grilled Corn On The Cob With Husk

Easy Grilled Corn On The Cob With Husk – the perfect grilled corn, no foil needed, sweet and charred, ready in under 30 minutes. Works great as a side dish or added to salads, bowls or soups. A summer favorite and staple at bbq gatherings.

Grilled corn on the cob in husk on a baking dish

Learn how to prepare, grill and serve corn on the cob without removing the husk.

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know – it is not a secret that I’m a summer lover and enjoy grilling. You can find a lot of grilling recipes on my blog – from fish, seafood to grilled meats, vegetables and fruits. It is a lot of fun to prepare food on the grill and corn is one of my favorite vegetables to grill.

A while back I shared with you how to grill corn on the cob without husks in foil. It is super quick and easy to make, but I also wanted to share the non foil version of grilled corn.

You can also grill this corn on a charcoal grill at medium temperature.

Ingredients Needed To Grill Corn With The Husk On:

There are minimal ingredients needed for this corn recipe.

  • sweet corn with the husks on
  • salt
  • butter (optional)
  • cold water

Ears of corn on te cob grilled with the husk on

How to make the best grilled corn on the cob with the husk?

TIP: Soak corn in husks (remove the silk before) for 10 minutes in ice cold water, so it doesn’t burn or get too dry when grilling. This way the wet, soaked husk helps to steam the corn, so it stays juicy.

  1. Pull away the outer husk of the ear down the base, without removing them. Remove the silk.
  2. Fold the husks back into place.
  3. Fill a large, deep bowl with cold water. Add salt (optional). Salt will soften the corn.
  4. Add the corn ears with he husks and soak for 10 minutes.
  5. In the mean time, preheat a gas grill to medium temperature (400 F). Charcoal grill can be used, too.
  6. Clean the grill grates.
  7. Remove the ears of corn from the water and place on the grill.
  8. Grill for 16-20 minutes, turning every 4-5 minutes, until the corn is cooked on the inside. Husks may be charred.

How long to grill corn on the cob in husk?

Grill corn on the cob with the husk at medium temperature (300-450 F) for 16-20 minutes, turning every 4-5 minutes, until the corn is soft and fully cooked.

To check for doneness, use a wooden skewer to test if corn is soft.

How long to soak corn on the cob with the husk before grilling?

Soaking the corn with the husks is completely optional step, but I like taking the extra time to do it.

You need a large bowl with cold water, some salt and the corn. Add salt to the water, then add the corn and soak for 10 -30 minutes.

Do you have to remove silk from the corn before grilling?

Yes, I recommend removing the silk, before soaking the corn and grilling, but consider this an optional step.

I personally find the silk unpleasant when trying to eat corn, this is why I remove it.

How to remove the silk ? Pull away the outer husks, remove the silk.

What is medium temperature on a gas grill?

I often share recipes grilled on my old Weber gas grill and often get questions like this one: What is considered “medium heat (flame)” for a gas grill?

Some grills have built in thermostat, which shows the temperature of the grill and is very nice and handy.

Low temperature-( 200-300F)

Medium temperature- (400-500F)

High temperature- (over 500 F)

What is the best way to cook corn on the cob?

There is no best way, cooking corn on the cob is pretty simple and quick and most methods produce an great result. You can try boiling corn on the cob, steaming (I’ve never tried it) baking or grilling.

Boiling is the fastest and easiest method, with the least effort involved. All you do is boil the corn on the stove top. For the ultimate guide how to do it, chick this post out.

Grilling corn without the husks – while this method works most of the time, the final result is often dry and chewy corn.

Another method is grilling corn on the cob in foil – one of my favorite methods, producing nice and soft perfectly cooked corn.! For a detailed guide, check this post out.

And grilling corn on the cob with the husk is a third method, where husk acts just like foil is one of my favorite methods, no need to use foil and the flavor is slightly charred, this corn tastes amazing! This charred corn is the perfect addition to tacos, salads and grain bowls (Mexican or Asian style).

Grilled corn on the cob topped with butter

What to serve corn on the cob with?

You can serve this corn topped with butter, compound butter, just salt, hot pepper flakes, bacon bits, paprika or cheese.

Use this grilled corn as a side dishes for grilled pork, kebabs, grilled blackened shrimp or fish, like this grilled Mahi Mahi.

More sweet corn recipes:

Servings: 4

Easy Grilled Corn On The Cob With Husk

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Easy Grilled Corn On The Cob With Husk - the perfect grilled corn, no foil needed, soft and charred, ready in under 30 minutes. Works great as a side dish or added to salads, bowls or soups. A summer favorite and staple at bbq gatherings.

Ingredients

  • 4 ears of corn with the husk on
  • 1 tsp salt
  • cold water
  • butter — optional

Instructions

  1. Pull away the outer husk of each ear down the base, without removing them. Remove the silk (as much as you can).
  2. Fold the husks back into place to cover the corn.
  3. Fill a large, deep bowl with cold water. Add salt (optional). Add the corn ears with he husks and soak for 10 minutes.
  4. In the mean time, preheat a gas grill to medium temperature (400 F).
  5. Clean the grates.
  6. Remove the ears of corn from the water and place on the grill.
  7. Grill for 16-20 minutes, turning every 4-5 minutes, until the corn is cooked on the inside.
Course: Grilling
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled corn on the cob with husk

Nutrition Information

Calories: 1, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 581mg, Carbohydrates: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 1g