How to Grill Corn on the Cob on Ceramic Egg Grill?
When it comes to cooking in the summer, most of us want to grill, grill, and grill a little more. One delicious, quick, easy meal that we love to grill more than anyone else is corn on the cob.
You can’t have a summer cookout without a sweet, grilled corn on the cob, with a generous dose of butter and some tangy spices to spice things up. It’s a great side dish to steak and many other grilled foods!
However, how many of us actually know the best way to grill corn on the cob? Backyard grillers often have their own way of doing things and their own opinions when it comes to grilling corn on the cob the “right way.” Some throw it on the grill, others boil it first.
Some people wrap them in foil, while others cook them in the shell.
There are so many ways to grill corn on the cob, it can be difficult to tell if you’re doing it right and getting the most out of the corn’s flavor. To give you a better understanding of how to grill corn on the cob on ceramic egg grill, we wrote this article.
In this article, we’ll learn how to grill corn on the cob, with or without the hull. We’ve also included some of our favorite ways to serve delicious corn.
How Do You Grill Corn on the Cob in the Husk?
Roasted corn in the shell is a more unique roast, but definitely worth a try, it is a good roast. It’s quick, easy, and most of all delicious, offering a wonderful sweet, moist flavor.
This new way of roasting corn requires a bit more expertise than roasting corn without the hull, so let us walk you through the process.
What Is a Husk?
Before we get into how to grill corn husks, it’s important to know exactly what a husk is. In botanical terms, a husk is a shell or coating. With regard to corn on the cob, the husk refers to the leafy outer shell of the ear of corn.
When the husks are peeled off, the sweet yellow corn that we love to grill is revealed.
It’s worth noting that the husks on the cob are inedible until we dive into this article.
Grilled Corn on the Cob With the Husk?
Preparing and grilling husk corn on the cob is super easy. Below you’ll find instructions detailing exactly how to do this.
Step 1: Prepare the Husk
To prepare the husks for cooking, gently peel each husk from each cob so that it adheres to the bottom. Prepare grill over medium-high heat.
Step 2: Remove Silk
This part is optional as you can leave the silk on, but most people like to leave it off so the corn is easier to eat. Carefully remove the silk from each cob. Don’t worry if some of the silk is still stuck to the corn.
Step 3: Add Your Flavors
To give your corn extra flavor, add whatever spices you deem necessary. We love adding salt and pepper, butter, dipping oil or spices to corn on the cob. Coating your corn with various spices will give your corn an exciting flavor. After seasoning the corn, pull the husk back into place. Don’t worry if it’s a little loose, that’s to be expected.
Step 4: Grill the Corn
Place the corn on the grill, turning it now and then, until the husks are black and charred. They should also start to shrink. After 15-20 minutes, the corn inside should be nice and tender.
Step 5: Remove the Shell and Enjoy
When the corn is done, the husks are carefully removed and stuffed into delicious kernels.
The burnt crust may catch soot on your hands, but don’t worry it washes off easily. Make sure the corn is not too hot before you take it off the grill. If it’s still too hot, consider putting on grilling gloves.
Pros and Cons of Grilled Corn in the Husk
The great thing about roasting corn on the cob with the husk is how easy it is to prepare. When you roast corn without the husk, you have to spend almost 20 minutes to remove the husk and shreds that are located inside the corn.
To roast corn in the shell, simply place the corn on the grill, turning it occasionally, until the corn is cooked through.
Protecting the corn with the husk also ensures that the corn itself does not burn. The outer skin will be charred, but the corn inside will be steamed nicely and tastes sweet and slightly healthy.
Handling corn can be a mess after it’s been roasted in the husk. The casing will be charred, so when you move it, your hands will likely be covered in black soot. It’s arguably a small price to pay for how simple grilled corn is, but it can still cause some problems.
Another downside of grilled corn in the hull is that the corn ends up with a different flavor.
Since the corn is steamed in the husk, it doesn’t have the smoky flavor you might like from corn cooked directly on the grate. So if you want corn with a smoky flavor, grilling without the husk is a better choice.
How Do You Grill Corn on the Cob Without the Husk?
Roasted corn without the hull is the way most people tend to go. There isn’t much of a difference between the two grilling styles, but grilling corn without the hull does give the corn the smoky and char-grilled flavor people prefer. Others prefer grilled corn without the hull because it’s easier to add flavor before roasting.
You might think there’s only one way to roast corn without the husk, but there are actually a few different ways to do it. Some people choose to soak the corn first, while others choose to toss it directly on the grill.
Below you’ll find our favorite ways to grill corn. It’s by no means the way you have to do it, but it’s one that’s popular with many.
Grilled Corn on the Cob Without the Husks
Step 1: Remove the Casing
First, you need to peel the husk off the cob. Once the husk is removed, you should also peel off the silk. As with our previous grilling method, don’t worry if you can’t get all the shreds off.
Step 2: Season the Corn
At this point in the process, you can soak the corn for 20 minutes if you wish, but it doesn’t have to. Once all the husks are removed from the cobs, you can start adding your flavors.
We personally like to brush the corn with butter, add salt and pepper, or rub the corn with various spices.
Step 3: Heat the Grill
Your grill should be set to medium-high heat around 350°F-400°F.
Step 4: Put the Corn on the Grill
After the grill is heated, place the corn on the grill for 15-20 minutes. You should flip the corn throughout the grill to ensure none of the corn gets burned. If some corn turns brown, that’s fine.
Step 5: Enjoy Your Corn
Once the corn is cooked, you can remove it from the grill. You should do this carefully as the corn will be very hot. Now all that’s left to do is enjoy your corn on the cob.
Pros and Cons of Huskless Grilled Corn
The main advantage of grilling corn without the husk is that you get the rich, smoky flavor and charred flavor straight from the grill. This is great if you want a real BBQ experience.
This method of roasting the corn also makes it easier to gauge the doneness and cooking speed of the corn. This keeps the corn from being undercooked and overcooked.
Corn roasted without the hull may be drier than with the hull. This is because the corn is cooked directly from the heat of the grill rather than being steamed through the husk.
The corn also absorbs excess char when it is roasted without the husk. If you’re not careful, this can cause the corn to smoke too much.
How Should You Grill Corn on the Cob?
How you choose to grill your corn is ultimately a matter of personal preference. Both of these methods provide a great way to roast corn, and both will give you slightly different flavors and textures. If you can’t decide which method to choose, why not use both.
Many chefs believe that the best option is to use a combination of the two methods. One way you can do this is to let the corn cook in the husk and then peel it off with some cooking time left.
This gives the corn a chance to steam and also imparts a delicious smoky flavor and some char marks on the corn.
How Do We Supply Corn on the Cob?
There are many ways you can eat corn on the cob. Everyone has different tastes and flavors. Here are some of ours. Feel free to try some of them.
•Butter, salt, and pepper—sometimes traditional flavors are just perfect.
•Butter & Cajun Seasoning – Add a rustic spice blend to corn.
•Roasted Jalapeno Cream Sauce – If you want something fresh and spicy, why not try this sauce.
•Corn Seasoning – Thinly slice grilled corn and toss it in a corn seasoning that complements fish dishes.
•Pizza Topping – Fresh smoked corn can be used as a topping for gourmet pizza or caprese flatbread.
Corn on the cob is the perfect summer BBQ treat. This versatile vegetable can be used to bring savory, smoky, sweet flavors to a meal, and it goes well with a variety of dishes or with our favorite meats.
Personally, we love our corn and juicy burgers.
You can easily grill corn on the cob with or without the husk. The only real difference between the two is how smoky the corn is. Now that you’ve read this article, we hope you have a better understanding of how to grill corn.
Now that you know how to roast corn with or without the hull, why not give it a try at your next family barbecue. We trust that you will not be disappointed with the results.