Learn how to grill corn on the cob in foil! An easy, fresh side dish for your grilled meat that tastes delicious.
I was raised a meat and potatoes girl in Central Missouri. Or, to be more accurate, meat, potatoes and corn! My Dad had a large garden on about an acre by our house, and he grew sweet corn for us each year. I spent a lot of time shucking corn and helping cut it off the cob as a little girl, but it was always so worth it. We had fresh, amazing corn year round, but we never grilled corn on the cob in foil.
I recently had grilled corn on the cob in foil at a friends house, and was struck by how delicious it was. Such a simple recipe, with pure and basic ingredients, elevated by a different cooking method then we’re accustomed to.
I hope that you enjoy this tutorial on grilling corn in foil, and that it becomes a grilling favorite!
How to Grill Corn in Foil
Shuck and clean the corn, and make sure it is nice and dry. Tear off a sheet of aluminum foil, about one foot long should be plenty.
Brush each ear of corn with about 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Then, sprinkle each ear with salt and pepper. You can also add other seasonings, like chili powder, garlic powder, or fresh herbs.
How Long to Grill Corn on the Cob in Foil
Your length of time will vary a bit based on how hot the grill is and where the corn is placed in relation to the other items on the grill. I recommend grilling the corn for about 15 minutes directly over high heat. You can also place it around the corners of the grill, but know the heat will not be as direct here, so add another 5 minutes to the grill time.
Be sure to flip the corn about halfway. And, be careful when removing the foil from the corn! You may want to wear oven mitts to do this, as steam will be released from the foil packet.
- 4 ears of corn on the cob, shucked and cleaned
- 4 tsp olive oil
- salt and pepper, to taste
- See above for instructions and cook time.