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Old 09-23-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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Grilling corn on the cob questions

We have some corn cobs. We have never grilled corn on the cob. How long do I grill it? How far from the heat? Do I take off the silk and the husks? Any tips or tricks?

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Old 09-23-2013, 05:22 PM   #2
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Just throw it on the grill husk and all. I used to grill it until I tried the microwave. 4 minute per ear. Take it out and slice off the bottom, squeeze it and the cob will slide out with no silk. Too easy!
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:38 PM   #3
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Yes, once you go nuke, you never go back! That's how we do ours, perfect every time.
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We remove the husk and silk, rub with olive oil, and grill for about 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, till it has nice grill marks. You can definitely do it in the microwave, but grilling adds that undeniable extra flavor.
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:57 PM   #5
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Soak for a few minutes. Peel back the husk, remove the silk, brush it with a mild herb butter, (Pepper, red pepper or dried bell pepper) Tie the husk back. One tie at end is sufficient. Grill or microwave.
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If you are going to do it in the husks it is important to soak in water. That way the husks won't burn.

You can remove the silk prior to grilling then pull the husks back up around the corn.

About 10 minutes - keep rolling them around on the grill.

If you are going to do it without the husks go with what GG said .. it's delicious either way !
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And yet another way that works...
Pull off the tuft of silk. It will burn anyway. Do the same with the loose leaves of husk. Now just put them on the rack over direct heat. The outer husk will burn, but it will take some time. The inner husk will not burn and is moist enough on its own there is no need to soak the corn. When it's done and you peel the husk the silk comes right off with a couple swipes of your hand, much easier than silking it ahead of time. And I cook mine until the husk is black, about twenty minutes maybe.
IMO nuked corn does not taste the same. I've started the grill simply to grill corn and nothing else. It picks up a wonderful flavor from the outer leaves of the husk that have burned.
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Thanks everyone. We nuked them. I've done that before. I stripped all the leaves & silk and wrapped them in parchment paper.

Pac, when you grill them, is that on charcoal or with a gas grill?

We have more corn, so will be able to try more methods.
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And yet another way that works...
Pull off the tuft of silk. It will burn anyway. Do the same with the loose leaves of husk. Now just put them on the rack over direct heat. The outer husk will burn, but it will take some time. The inner husk will not burn and is moist enough on its own there is no need to soak the corn. When it's done and you peel the husk the silk comes right off with a couple swipes of your hand, much easier than silking it ahead of time. And I cook mine until the husk is black, about twenty minutes maybe.
IMO nuked corn does not taste the same. I've started the grill simply to grill corn and nothing else. It picks up a wonderful flavor from the outer leaves of the husk that have burned.

This is exactly right!! I grill or boil. Nuked corn is weird somehow... To me at least

No need to soak or remove silk.

I just had my best ear of farmers market corn off the grill on sat!

I have both gas and charcoal and its the same on both
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And yet another way that works...
Pull off the tuft of silk. It will burn anyway. Do the same with the loose leaves of husk. Now just put them on the rack over direct heat. The outer husk will burn, but it will take some time. The inner husk will not burn and is moist enough on its own there is no need to soak the corn. When it's done and you peel the husk the silk comes right off with a couple swipes of your hand, much easier than silking it ahead of time. And I cook mine until the husk is black, about twenty minutes maybe.
IMO nuked corn does not taste the same. I've started the grill simply to grill corn and nothing else. It picks up a wonderful flavor from the outer leaves of the husk that have burned.
+1 This just how we do it.

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