You are here: Home Food & Kitchen Eat Drink Better Grilling Corn on the Cob This Weekend? Grilling Corn on the Cob This Weekend? by Derek Markham August 30, 2008, 7:11 pm 3 Comments Fresh sweet corn is one of the highlights of summer. Crisp, juicy, and sweet, corn has long been a staple of picnics and barbecues. You can fill a bag with corn at the farmers market for cheap, and there is nothing like it. Too bad we screw it up so often. At BBQ’s and parties and potlucks, I’ve been served over-boiled corn on the cob, grilled corn that is almost burnt, and corn baked over hot coals until the husks are black. I’ve had hosts ask me “Do think the corn has cooked long enough?”, and I bite my tongue. I want to say “Any cooking is too long for corn.”, but they look so earnest (and they’re feeding me…) The times I have spoken up about it, the reaction has usually been, “You can eat corn raw? I didn’t know that. I thought you had to cook it.” So I’m here to tell ya, “Don’t grill your corn!” I think we’re all so used to covering the corn with butter and salt, that we can’t see ourselves eating it without. What does that say about a food, that we can’t imagine eating it plain? Fresh sweet corn has an amazing taste. It doesn’t need a thing added to it. If you’re planning to serve corn at your barbecue, cut some cobs into pieces and serve as appetizers. Chances are, you’ll end up eating half of it raw. When you need an excuse to eat lots of butter and salt, grill the other half of the cobs. Happy eating! Read more about grilling: Farm Fresh: Grilled Baby Bok Choy Vegan BBQ, Burgers, and Backyard Bites: Fabulous and Flavorful Favorites Seven Tips for Greening Your Barbecue This Summer Image: WayTru on Flickr under Creative Commons License See more Previous article Water, Water…but Beware! The Potential Health Risks of Municipal Water Next article All-Star Veggie Kabob Recipe 3 Comments Leave a Reply you can put the corn on the grill after you put the butter and spices that you like but you leave the husks on so that it doesnt get burnt there are some good recipes and tips at http://www.cookingandgrillinoutdoors.com Reply Raw corn is great! One of my son’s favorite snacks. Reply It took me quite a few tries before I could get grilled corn right. If done properly, it’s great plain or with minimal salt/butter. Found some great tips for grilling corn and other veggies in The Backyard community: https://backyard.netshops.com/#l=topic&i=495 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.