How To Grill Corn
Learning how to grill corn is a great way to add some spice and flair to your next backyard get together. Sure, it is always tempting to throw the corn in the microwave, or boil it in water, but when you grill corn, you change its taste and texture. It then becomes quite a treat to be had during one of those hot summer nights. The good news is that grilling corn is actually quite easy. In fact, it is almost as easy as throwing an ear into the microwave.
- Before you can grill corn, you have to prepare it properly, so give yourself some time. Start with using fresh corn. Look for some at a farmer’s market or a road side stand.
- You then want to remove the corn silk from around the ear. It is important that you leave the husk that surrounds the ear of corn in tact and just remove the silk.
- Next, when your grill corn, you will want to let the corn, husks and all, soak in cold water for about twenty minutes. This step is very important and should never be skipped. If you do not soak the corn, it will burn when you grill it.
- While the corn is soaking, preheat the grill. An optimum grilling temperature for a gas grill is around 350 degrees. If using charcoal, all the coals should be white before you begin grilling.
- Shake any excess water off of the ears of corn and put them on the grill. When you grill corn, you will want to leave the lid of the barbecue shut. This will help trap the heat and moisture in.
- Grill the corn until the husk is charred brown. Make sure you flip the corn every five to ten minutes, to avoid burning. The entire grilling process should take around twenty to twenty-five minutes.
- Remove the husks and serve. Salt, pepper, and butter are ideal corn condiments.