How to Grill Corn (Perfectly)

How to Grill Corn (Perfectly)


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If you have followed this blog for more than two minutes….you may have heard….

….I live in the country.

I might have mentioned that before.

A few 100 times.

How to Grill Perfect Corn-on-the-Cob

And where I live….we really don’t have drive-through diet cokes or Target or movie theaters or fast-food restaurants or four-lane roads…..

…..or stop lights.

Except the kind that blink yellow.

And we only have two of those. 🙂

grilling corn

But does all of that even matter?


Because we have something so much better.

grilling perfect corn

Because in the country we have fresh.

Fresh everything.

Fresh air and fresh flowers and fresh eggs….

….and bushels and bushels of fresh vegetables.

how to grill corn

And this is the season for tomatoes and cucumbers and corn.

Have you ever tasted corn picked straight from the field?

It’s incredible.

Glorious, wonderful, crunchy corn that tastes better than anything that you find in the produce aisle at the grocery store.


Here’s what the corn looked like yesterday when I started to shuck it.

Absolutely, positively fresh.

And here’s how we fix our fresh corn in the country.

It’s how to grill corn (perfectly).

Now that I’ve lived in the country for almost seven years I realize that fresh vegetables in season trump Target and movie theaters and diet coke any day of the week.

And besides….isn’t having a restaurant around the corner a little over-rated?

I  mean….after all….we do have that gas station pizza. 🙂

how to grill perfect corn

PS   I picked some of these, too, yesterday.  And they smell almost as good as the corn. 🙂

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  1. There is nothing like fresh veg straight from the garden… we have the luxury of some beautiful roadside stands here and I love stopping at a few, picking up what looks wonderful and planning our meals around what I brought home! So perfectly summerish!!

  2. Hi Karianne, any post that includes pictures of your gorgeous kitchen is delicious.

    Yes, fresh corn is the best. It’s a fact. I grew up on a farm so I have first hand knowledge. I’m also a pretty terrific shucker-lol

    Hope you have a wonderful day,


  3. Fresh corn is truly a taste and yes smell of heaven! Every year I can not wait for put peaches and cream
    Sweet corn to
    Be out of the field and on our table! Always forget though how good it really is until that first ear!! Heaven always.

  4. Not only are you a master storyteller, but also a wonderful photographer!! I could smell and taste everything:)

  5. You should not make one’s mouth water so early in morning! 😉 Fresh corn = amazingness!

  6. We are surrounded by fields of sweet corn! Happy days are here. Going to try this. Love the happy pictures. Mike me want yellow everywhere today!

  7. I love regional terms–in my neck of the woods, we “husk” corn, not “shuck” it–but my Illinois-bred hubby shucks it … aw, shucks … 😉

  8. We haven’t had corn yet this year and your picture is making me crave it!! And I have a to die for butter that I slather on top — yum! yum! yum! I agree that fresh vegetables are fantastic. A tomato that has ripened on the vine is incredible. Eggs that are from a country mart have yolks that are a beautiful sunflower yellow. I can’t believe I’m hungry after just eating lunch 🙂

  9. Fresh picked corn is like honey, so sweet! Reminds me of being a young teen at my grandparents’ home. I loved the corn from their garden so much that I had 3 ears for lunch and 3 ears for dinner. The next day, I found out why it’s not wise to eat 6 ears of corn in one day!

  10. I grilled corn for the first time last night and it was incredible. I will always fix it this way when I can.

  11. Yum! I love fresh corn too! We are growing squash, tomatoes, potatoes, etc this year. We just harvested our first batch of potatoes that we grew in a potato box. Wow, talk about a ton of taters so far…we have been grilling our corn on the grill. We clean the little hairs off but leave the husk on, cover it back up and grill it. They steam inside the husk and come out amazing.

  12. Beautiful pictures. I just finished a HUGE fresh vegetable salad . . . yum! P.S. I LOVE living in the country 🙂

  13. The 4 minutes in the microwave with husks intact really does work. The silk and husk fall away nice and clean. Nothing says summer like fresh corn on the cob. YUM.

  14. Your pictures are absolutely stunning, Karianne….wish I had the time to learn how you do it all! I’m amazed at all you manage to accomplish in styling your home, cooking good stuff, taking fabulous pictures and then blogging about it! You Go, Girl….God has gifted you and you are using your talents to create, inspire and bring beauty into a troubled world. My daughter is a lot like you…smart and talented. Your happy spirit comes thru in all your posts. Such a pleasure to know you!

  15. Sheryll & Critters. :

    How wonderful. I so miss my maternal grand parents farm. Fresh Peaches, my very favorite little green apples, corn and more. And I just can’t eat peas out of a can, especially Black Eyed Peas….. once you have picked them yourself and shelled them…….. well there is no going back.

    And I miss Hollyhocks too & your bouquet is gorgeous.

    Did I tell you that I have a Key Lime tree? It was supposed to be a Meyer’s Lemon AND Key Lime…….. but I guess the graft died……. boo hoo & sob. And I just recently planted a Tropical Hibiscus in my front yard, right outside my bedroom window. It has not yet bloomed again though.

    Have a really wonderful weekend!