How Long To Grill Corn In Foil (And Why)?

How Long To Grill Corn In Foil (And Why)?

Exact Answer: 20 to 30 minutes

Food is practically an art. Those who understand, enjoy, and love will understand why food is considered an art. Just like the many colors used in the painting and they mingle together to give the onlookers an amazing picture, the main ingredients in the dish, along with the spices, blend, give the people a dish that tingles the sensations and stays in the heart. Chefs are artists who utilize these various ingredients and prepare a marvelous dish that speaks for itself. Though some dishes require multiple ingredients and quite the cooking time, some delightful quick bites can blend be made just within a matter of minutes.

When one is very hungry and is not in the mood to cook anything elaborate, they can choose one main ingredient, some spices that are always available in the kitchen, and whip something up that can be a fast yet fulfilling meal at times. Even the cravings change based on the seasons. While people crave ice cream during a hot steamy summer, people want to have something warm, delicious, and a teeny bit spicy during autumn and winter. One such dish is the grilled corn, which can be prepared in a little while. All one needs is the cooking utilities to grill the corn, and some spices.

Many use foil to wrap and grill the corn. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes to grill corn in foil.

How Long To Grill Corn In Foil

How Long To Grill Corn In Foil?

Preparation time5 minutes
Cooking time25 minutes
Total time30 minutes

Corn, which is also known as maize in some parts, that are formed as kernels, on cobs. They are covered by husks, and then it is classified as starchy vegetable. Though it contains more carbs and sugars than most vegetables, it is still very popular in many countries around the world especially, the USA, the whole of North and South America. In the beginning, the natives of the north and south grew corn, and they are the ones who called it maize and as time passed by, they were grown and consumed by every other country in the world, where somehow the name corn started popping up.

Corn can be added as part of a healthy diet often, because they are rich in fiber, and help in maintaining digestive health, along with eye health, and they also contain essential nutrients and compounds found in many other plants. Yet, they contain high levels of starch, which can increase the level of sugar in the blood and they are not very helpful to people who are trying to lose weight. Some farmers even genetically modify the characteristics of the corn, which can also be very harmful but when taken in the right amount, they can be healthy.

Why Does It Take That Long To Grill Corn In Foil?

Most of the corn dishes can be easily prepared and the whole of the corn can be used. The preparation time is very less, and there is a reason sometimes corn is grilled, on the cob in foil. The foil used captures and traps the steam inside and the ears of the corn are kept moist by the corn juices released by the steam. There is no need to soak the corn before preparation.

Some people prepare dressings and seasonings if they want to add more flavor to the grilled corn. The preparation time is just about 5 minutes and the cooking takes about around 20 to 25 minutes. Hence in total, it’s just 30 minutes to grill the corn in foil.


The ingredients required to prepare juicy grilled corn in foil are the required ears of corn, softened unsalted butter, salt, pepper, fresh and chopped dill, and lemon juice. Take all the ingredients other than the corn and put them all in a bowl and blend them well, and keep them at room temperature.

Preheat the grill and wrap the corn in foil so that when they are grilled, they don’t scorch up. Using regular kitchen standard foil will be fine, and double wrap them. Grill the corn in medium or high heat and keep rotating them until they are done and finally brush them up with the mix made.



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