Grilled Corn in the Big Green Egg

by Mary on October 15, 2013

corn ready to grill

corn on the Big Green Egg ready to grill

I’ve got to catch you up on the corn we’ve been grilling all season. It’s basic and simple, but we have a couple of tricks to keep the corn as moist as possible. One is to soak the corn in cold water for 30 minutes before grilling. The other is using a Big Green Egg. It’s a grill that’s like a little ceramic oven that keeps moisture in (I have no business relationship with them, we just happen to own and enjoy the grill).

Grilled Corn in the Big Green Egg
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Recipe type: grill
Cuisine: American
Serves: 5
  • 5 ears of fresh corn.
  • vegetable oil
  • salt
  • (large bowl of cold water)
  • (a grill, we use a Big Green Egg grill)
  1. Preheat grill to 350 degrees.
  2. Husk corn.
  3. Soak corn in a large bowl of cold water for 30 minutes.
  4. Spray or brush lightly with vegetable oil.
  5. Place corn in grill. For indirect heat, place corn on a plate setter or pizza stone. For direct heat, place corn directly on grill. Direct heat will make for darker, crispier grill marks, but either way is good. We somewhat prefer the indirect heat method.
  6. Grill, turning corn every few minutes for 15-20 minutes until it has good grill marks and looks done.
  7. Remove from grill, serve, salt to taste.


grilled corn ready to eat

grilled corn

Late season grilling means sunset in the background, it’s gotten so much earlier. Grilling season’s almost done, but before it ends I want to share one more thing we’ve been making, grilled artichoke, and I’ll get to that soon. Meanwhile, here’s the view from the deck:

view from the deck at sunset

sunset from the deck

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Mireya October 16, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Hi Mary,
I had corn on my mind this morning (corn muffins) and when I opened your post there was your beautiful grilled corn. There’s not much better than corn off the grill, but I prefer it wrapped in foil. I don’t like charred corn; and like you, I use oil—olive oil to brush on afterwards. Sooo good.
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Tina October 22, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Oh, corn is so good. I don’t know of a way that I don’t like it! Your pictures are great!


mary October 22, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Thanks, Tina!


yummychunklet October 23, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Gorgeous looking ears of corn!
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mary October 24, 2013 at 4:55 am

They were really good ones…. just from Costco.


Liz October 26, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Your corn looks terrific! And we just got a BGE this summer…will try this next corn season 🙂


mary October 26, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Thanks, Liz! I’m glad you got yourself a Big Green Egg, I imagine it was a great grilling season at your house!


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