ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The VERY Best Corn-on-the-Cob You Will Ever Have

Updated on August 11, 2011

There's simply nothing better

If you've been lucky enough to try fire-roasted corn at a farmer's market or county fair, you know how good corn can be when kept away from a pot of boiling water. Most of us have grown up with those yellow ears, fresh or frozen, tossed into a giant tureen of hot water, and then smothered the kernels with salt, pepper and butter. But there is a better way. A much better way.

I tried this recipe with frozen corn, and honestly, the frozen stuff is better boiled. If you can get fresh corn and try this recipe, you will never eat it any other way.

First, start with fresh, clean ears of corn. The sweeter the better. Make sure to pat the corn dry before beginning. I use my barbecue grill to do this, so once I know I'm going to grill corn, I turn the grill on to preheat. If you have 6 ears of corn or so, tear off as many pieces of aluminum foil, each piece being about 8-10" long. I start the process with room temperature butter. You can use margarine, but I think the butter gives it a more natural taste. Take the softened butter and rub it generously all over the kernels of corn. If you like pepper take fresh ground pepper and some salt and season the corn, almost like you would do to a cooked cob. Take an ear, place it diagonally on the foil sheet, bring the corners in to cover the edges of the corn, and then wrap the cob tightly, squeezing the foil-wrapped corn enough to make it snug. Continue doing this to your remaining ears.

Once you've prepared the corn for cooking, I would say 10 minutes or so prep time, simply take the corn and place it on your barbecue grill grates. Close the lid and let it start doing its magic. I usually use tongs, and go turn the corn a few times during the cooking process just so it gets an even roast. I let the corn stay on the grill for 20 minutes. Be very careful, as the corn will be extremely hot.

When you're ready to eat, just give the corn 5 minutes or so to cool in the foil before unwrapping. You won't need any salt, pepper or butter because it cooked itself in the seasonings you would normally add to boiled corn. The corn should have some charred kernels. Eating it right off the cob is fantastic, or you can also cut it off and use in salads or entrees.

Once you have roasted corn, I think you will find that boiling is really better saved for hard-boiled eggs. Enjoy!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • pampushky profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori Orchow 

      7 years ago from Las Vegas

      It's actually very easy to do because you can leave the corn on the grill and just turn it once or twice. You can stay indoors where it's cool while the corn does all the work.

    • homesteadbound profile image

      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      It sounds yummy. I think I will have to give it a try, but I think I'll wait till it cools off a little. It has been way too hot to stand over a grill.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)