I love naked corn. Grilled just right with a little char. Ummm… GOOD. This is the ultimate grilled side dish. So good and so easy. Why do anything else?
I felt compelled to do this post since I have seen many other grilled corn articles on the web. Most requiring work. I’m allergic to work that is not necessary and give poorer results. For many years I tried other techniques, but I have used this one for 7-8 years. It’s the perfect side with no significant work.
Please note that I avoided the opening line of “I grill corn naked.” It was just too easy.
A little char is great.
Notes: I’m not a fan of any grilling that involves tightly covering something and then “steaming” it on the grill and then you call it GRILLED? I don’t see that grilling corn in the husk is much different from steaming it. You might as well cook it in the microwave and not have to burn your fingers cleaning the hot corn after cooking. Now I do microwave corn in the winter, and it’s quite good but get real here.
YOU MUST PAY ATTENTION WHEN YOU GRILL NAKED! Or you will have burnt corn.
Tools: hot clean grill that you’re cooking something else on.
Ears of corn husked and cleaned
salt, pepper, and butter to taste
1) Husk and clean corn
2) Brush with vegetable oil.
3) Salt and pepper to taste. You can do this here or after grilling
4) Grill over high heat for 8-10 minutes turning and moving around every 2-3 minutes.
5) Cook until some kernels are starting to char.
6) Salt, pepper, and butter to taste.
July 24, 2016