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An easy recipe for grilled corn on the cob in foil! An easy, fresh side dish for fresh corn on the grill.
I was raised a meat and potatoes girl in Central Missouri. Or, to be more accurate, meat, potatoes and corn like this grilled corn on the cob! 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 at this time.
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 the corn around the corners of the grill, but remember to add add another 5-10 minutes to the cook time since this part of the grill is not as hot.
Be sure to flip the corn about halfway through the cook time since you are cooking over a direct heat source.
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. The corn will be HOT!
If you loved this grilled corn on the cob in foil recipe, I think you’ll also enjoy these grill friendly recipes:
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- Marinated Charcoal Grilled Pork Chops with Kingsford
- Grilled Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
- Italian Grilled Turkey Breast and Vegetables
- Grilled Honey Bourbon Chicken Skewers
- Smoked Corn on the Cob
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