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Perfectly Grilled Corn

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Fall brings all the goodness of a harvest and some of the best of that harvest is the last of sweet corn! We love grilled corn more than I can say and even when its too chilly (is it ever?) to fire up the grill you can make the most delicious ears of corn right in your own oven!  Super simple, no fuss and the kids will love having their own ear of corn to shuck ! I’ll explain both methods, but these beauties were cooked in my oven.
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5 from 9 votes

Grilled Corn

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 6
Author: Debbie


  • 6 ears perfectly ripe fresh sweet corn
  • 6 teaspoons fresh cream butter softened
  • salt for soaking water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Soak unshucked corn in ice cold salted water for 30 mins
  • Drain and peel back one side of the shuck a few inches (No need to remove silks. They come right off cleanly after cooking)
  • Spoon in a teaspoon of butter and pull the shuck back up
  • Wrap tightly in aluminum foil (for oven grilling only)
  • Place directly on to rack (oven or grill)

On Grill

  • Cook 15-20 minutes until kernels have softened to your liking, turning about every 5 minutes

In Oven

  • Cook 30-45 minutes until kerners have softened to your liking, turning about every 10 minutes

To Serve

  • Allow corn to cool for about 5 min and peel back husks and silks and remove.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

Wrapping the corn in foil for oven grilling prevents a flash oven fire, but do be observant of what’s going on in your oven! You can also wrap your corn for the grill, but trust me its so delicious just cooked in the shucks you’ll want to give that a try. Don’t worry about the shucks looking burnt (You’re not eating them after all)but on the grill watch for any flash up.

Try grilled corn with your favorite compound butter for a delicious change of pace.

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  1. Kathy says

    I love grilled corn! I’m going to try this out for sure. Thank you for this! Our grilled corn doesn’t always come out right so I’ll be trying this for sure!

  2. Dawn says

    5 stars
    Grilled corn on the cob is the best. If you want something REALLY awesome, roast a head of garlic. Smash it up and then add it to your butter. YUM!

    • Debbie says

      no! its not really grilling, if you don’t but being able to enjoy when its too cold to grill is the best!

  3. Stefany says

    Grilled corn is one of my favorite things to eat. I haven’t had it in ages though! Thank you for reminding me about it and how easy it is to make. I can’t wait to make it again!

  4. Shauna says

    5 stars
    I love, love, love grilled corn. Thank you so much for sharing. I am totally pinning for later. :)

    • Debbie says

      Mama used to say I was part donkey, because I loved corn so much (had nothing to do with my wicked stubborn streak!)