Mom Meets Grill: Rosemary Corn on the Cob


mom meets grill

Who doesn’t love corn on the cob?  And who doesn’t love to grill? Put these two things together and you have a bunch of people sitting around your table, picking corn from their teeth, talking about how great you are. I just experienced it.  And I want you to, too.  You’re welcome.Grilled corn on the cob

First of all, lets talk about the grill.  Don’t be afraid of it!  Husband not home to fire it up?  Don’t worry!  You can do it!  If you don’t know how, have him show you.  Most aren’t hard to use, and when it is hot it’s a much better alternative to cranking up that oven.  Who says men can be the only grill masters?

I wanted to kick my corn on the cob up a notch, and I also wanted to put to use those fresh herbs I insisted on planting this year.  So Rosemary Corn on the Cob was born.  I started out super fancy by removing the silks, adding butter and fresh rosemary, and then tying up the husks with dental floss.  Yes, I know that dental floss is not the kitchen twine that should have been used.  But life is all about improvising. And I want to know, who actually has kitchen twine?? And while that is super pretty, I had 15 to do.  I only made it through 4 before I decided the presentation was not worth my time.  Aluminum foil to the rescue.  No need to soak them so the husks won’t catch fire.  And the steaming effect can’t be matched.

grilled corn on the cob
Fancy grilled corn on the cob
grilled corn on the cob
4 Fancy corn on the cobs next to “mom doesn’t have time for fancy” corn on the cobs.


The steps are simple.  Shuck corn.  Spread butter on corn.  Sprinkle fresh rosemary on corn.  Wrap corn in aluminum foil.  Grill corn for 20-25 minutes, turning 1/4 turn every 5 minutes.

What you get is this. A plate of caramelized corn goodness that makes people give you spontaneous hugs and say a lot of “mmmm”s.

grilled corn on the cob

If you still have that inner fancy that you need to satisfy, cut a sprig of rosemary and serve.

grilled corn on the cob


What’s your favorite way to grill corn? Are you a fan of the “fancy” method or the “mama doesn’t have time for that” method?


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