How Long to Grill Corn in Foil

Christine Albury

Wondering how long to grill corn in foil? We’ve got the answer!

If you love corn on the cob, you’ve to try cooking corn on the grill. It’s delicious!

Grilling corn in foil is a great option for parties because foil keeps the corn warm while it sits on a buffet table. It’s also an easy way to serve the corn.

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Grilling Corn on the Cob in Foil

  1. Shuck your corn.
  2. If desired, spread butter on the corn (this can also be done after it’s cooked.)
  3. Wrap the corn in heavy-duty foil and grill it on a rack or directly on hot coals.
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How Long to Grill Corn in Foil?

Grill the foil-wrapped corn for 15-20 minutes, turning as needed. Use tongs to remove the cooked corn to a platter.

Store leftover grilled corn in the refrigerator for up to five days or freeze it for up to eight months.

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How to Shuck Corn

Shucking corn means to peel off its husks. Ideally, you can peel off the green layers leaves right at the grocery store, so you’ll have one less task to do later.

To shuck the corn, grasp the bottom of the corn with one hand, and peel away the green leaves with your other hand. Break off the bottom of the corn.

Pull off as many fibers as you can. Then, use a vegetable brush to remove the remaining fibers while you run the corn under cold water.

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How to Cut Corn off the Cob

If you’re not planning to eat the corn right off the cob, you can cut off the kernels. The best way to do this is by using a Bundt or tube pan, if you have one.

Remove the foil and stand up the corn, pointy end up, on the opening of the tube pan. While holding the corn with one hand, use a sharp knife to slice off the kernels, which will land inside your pan.

If you don’t have a Bundt or tube pan, you can turn a small bowl upside down and place it in the middle of a larger bowl. Stand your corn on top of the smaller bowl while you slice off the kernels.

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Do You Have to Soak Corn on the Cob Before Grilling?

No, it’s not’s necessary to soak the corn before grilling it. Simply wrap the shucked corn in foil first.

How to Grill Corn in Husks

  1. Place the corn directly on top of hot coals or on a grill rack over the hot coals.
  2. Cook, turning as needed, until the husks are black and the corn inside is steamed and moist.

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Christine Albury

About Christine

I'm a mom of 5 and love making healthy baby food with wholesome, natural ingredients. In 2005 I started the Homemade Baby Food Recipes website, sharing recipes for everything from simple fruit purees to gourmet curries for the baby food connoisseur! You'll also find plenty of tried and tested tips to help encourage even the most reluctant diner to enjoy a wide range of nutritious new foods. If you enjoy cooking, then you will LOVE learning to become head chef for a very special little customer!