How to Grill Corn On The Cob - Even Indoors

by Kylene Arnold

Grilling the corn in the husks allows the corn to bake in its own moisture.

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Items you will need

  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Indoor grill
  • Smoked paprika
  • Garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar

Summer is the time of year when people fire up the their grills and enjoy the smoky flavor of grilled corn on the cob. But for those without grills, the summer can be just as sweet. And while indoor grills cannot duplicate the taste of gas or charcoal flames, extra seasonings, such as smoked paprika or smoked salt, can help bring the taste of the outdoors inside.

Outdoor Grilling

Step 1

Heat the grill to high or medium-high.

Step 2

Pull back the corn husks and remove the silks, but do not detach the husks from the cob.

Step 3

Re-wrap the husks around the corn and place the ears onto the grill.

Step 4

Turn the ears every three to five minutes for 15 to 17 minutes or until the husks are blackened.

Step 5

Remove the ears from the grill and let them stand for five minutes.

Step 6

Remove the husks and serve the corn with butter and salt.

Indoor Grilling

Step 1

Heat an indoor grill to high or medium-high heat or preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2

Blend 1 tsp. of smoked paprika, one chopped garlic clove, 1/2 tsp. of sugar, a pinch of salt and one stick of butter. Blend with an electric mixer until smooth.

Step 3

Pull back the corn husks and remove the silks, but do not detach the husks from the cob.

Step 4

Coat the ears with the butter and spice mixture, then re-wrap the husks around the cob.

Step 5

Place the ears onto the grilling surface.

Step 6

Turn the corn on the grill every three to five minutes for 15 minutes. If you are using the oven, turn them after three or four minutes and cook them another three minutes.

Step 7

Remove the ears from the heat and let them stand.

Step 8

Remove the husks and serve.

Photo Credits

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About the Author

Kylene Arnold is a freelance writer who has written for a variety of print and online publications. She has acted as a copywriter and screenplay consultant for Advent Film Group and as a promotional writer for Cinnamom Bakery. She holds a Bachelor of Science in cinema and video production from Bob Jones University.