Easy and Delicious ways to Enjoy Sweet Corn this Summer… Part 2: Grilling up Goodness!

Hey there! So glad you came back for part 2 of my sweet corn series.  Today were talking about grilling, which is by far my favorite way to eat… well anything! But specifically talking about sweet corn there are a few key things that you will need to make this experience outstanding. However if you need to modify anything, I can assure you that in the end it won’t be short of delicious! 

  1. Freshly picked sweet corn.  Making sure it is as fresh as you can get is super important. Not to say I haven’t done this with corn that is a few days picked and it still wasn’t amazing, but the fresher the better for sure!
  2. A hot and ready charcoal grill… Yes I said charcoal!  I’ve had experience with both gas and charcoal and in my opinion the extra time it takes for those coals to be ready is totally worth the wait! However, if you don’t have one gas will certainly do.
  3. Butter. Lots and lots of it! And if you really want to get fancy add some garlic to it. So stinking good!

Okay so now that we have covered a few ground rules lets get grilling. Heres what you’ll need…

  • Sweet corn, still in the husk.
  • A sink full of water.
  • 1 stick of butter.
  • 2 cloves of garlic.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Start by peeling back a layer or 2 of husk but NOT all of it.
  2. Soak in a sink full of water for about 20-30 minutes while the grill is getting hot. This makes sure there is enough moisture in the corn and prevents it from drying out/burning!
  3. Do NOT take corn out of husk! Add the corn to the grill, husk and all. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until husk is  charred/blackened. Make sure to turn and rotate from time to time to avoid burning or overcooking one side.  If the grill seems to be to hot or cooking to fast you can move corn to an upper rack or towards the outside of the grill. Use your best judgement. corn
  4. After corn is finished remove set aside until it is cool enough to touch the husk.
  5. While cooling melt 1- 1 1/2 sticks of butter and then mix in your 2 garlic cloves.  You can chop up cloves finely or use a garlic press.  Note: a garlic press is an amazing and cheap investment if you do not have one! Garlic press
  6. Peel back husk and remove any stray silks.  The silks should come off pretty easily after being cooked on the grill.  Do NOT peel husk all the way off. It adds a nice handle and authenticity! 😉 You may trim it. I usually do.
  7. Baste ears with garlic butter… lots and lots of garlic butter! Note: if you do not like garlic butter then regular butter with salt and pepper will work just great. But garlic butter is definitely where its at!
  8. Salt and pepper to taste if needed.
  9. Enjoy this delicious summer treat. I sure can’t get enough! corn1Note: This recipe is already so good but now you can add toppings if you’d like! I like to add parmesan cheese and chives.

I hope you have enjoyed this delicious way to eat sweet corn.  Tell me what ya thought of this recipe in the comments. I would also love to hear your ideas on how to prepare my favorite summer food! Stay tuned for part 3 coming shortly.  You won’t want to miss it. Its the easiest way yet! God Bless!

{The Farmers Daughter}


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