Juicy, Grilled Corn On The Cob


Soak corn before grilling for the best corn on the cob you've ever eaten. I love to use fresh ground sea salt.

close up view of Grilled Corn On The Cob in a baking dish
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 ears of corn


  • 1 gallon cold water

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup salt

  • 8 ears corn on the cob, husks and silk removed

  • ½ cup softened butter, or to taste

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Pour cold water into a large pot. Stir in sugar and 1/2 cup salt until dissolved. Place corn into the pot and allow to soak for at least 30 minutes but no longer than 8 hours.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Cook corn on the preheated grill, turning every 2 to 3 minutes, until slightly charred on all sides. Brush corn with butter; season with salt and pepper.


Do not soak corn longer than 8 hours. It becomes soft and very salty.

Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the brine consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

228 Calories
13g Fat
30g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 228
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 109mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 251mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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