What Is the Best Way To Grill Corn on the Cob? The Answer Might Surprise You!

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Playing A Top Chef Shares His Secret For Perfectly Tender Grilled Corn on the Cob
A Top Chef Shares His Secret For Perfectly Tender Grilled Corn on the Cob Aired July 15, 2019

Corn on the cob is a summer staple for a reason. It's sweet, it's simple and it pairs perfectly with all your other BBQ favorites. But is there a "right" way to grill corn? Should you wrap it in foil? Leave it in the husk?

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According to "Top Chef" star Richard Blais, there really is no wrong way to cook corn. His preferred method, however, is to boil the corn for a couple minutes in water, before putting it on the grill at all.

"That way it doesn't need a lot of time on the grill," he explains. "Sometimes if you just take corn raw and throw it on the grill, it can dry out — in the husks especially — so I boil it real quick."

After boiling it, he adds whatever seasonings he wants. If he's making Mexican Street Corn, for example — which calls for mayonnaise, butter, cilantro, chili and lime — he'll put those seasonings on the boiled corn, wrap the corn in foil and just warm it on the grill.

"I'm not losing any of that juicy tenderness of the corn kernels," he says of his method.

Love corn as much as Richard does? Check out his recipe for Mexican Corn Dogs or try Sunny Anderson's Twice-Grilled Mexican Street Corn Potato.

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