How to Cook Corn on a Flat Top Grill

top flat top grill outdoor equipment allows you to cook corn in different ways. And when camping out or just at a party, griddled corn is ideal for a BBQ party.

Besides, it also forms a great addition as a breakfast side dish. And it needs very few ingredients,

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How Do You Choose the Best Corn to Cook On a Flat Top Grill?

When choosing the best corn to cook on a flat top grill, base your selection on the following tips:

  • Keep off corns having brown holes. It’s a sure sign that wormholes have infested the corn.
  • The corn seeds should have a bright and plump appearance. But, if it still has its rind, press to feel the kernels with your fingers.
  • Prioritize corns whose husk are bright green in color and still maintain their tight wrap on the cob.
  • The top part of the corn (tassel) should have a light brown and not black appearance. A black color denotes it’s old.

When Cooking Corn On the Flat Top Grill, Do You Have to Remove the Husks?

The husks help lock in the moisture, so don’t detach them from the cob. Instead, just peel them down to give you access to applying oil or butter to the corn kernels. Afterward, put the husks back into position.

Alternatively, some prefer to detach the corn seeds from the cob before cooking on the griddle. In that case, you will have to remove the husk.

Should You Boil Corn Before Cooking it on a Flat Top Grill?

Cooking potatoes on a flat top grill[how to cook potatoes on a flat top grill] requires parboiling. But that isn’t necessary when cooking corn. Instead you should neither boil nor remove the husks as they help lock the moisture during cooking.

What Tools Do You Need to Cook Corn On a Flat Top Grill?

 A pair of tongs

The pair of tongs helps to turn the corns on the hot flat top grill. By doing so every kernel on the cob cooks evenly. It also makes it easy to remove the corn from the griddle without burning your fingers.

Basting Brush

A basting brush assist in spreading butter on the corn before cooking on a flat top grill.

How Long Does it Take to Cook Corn On a Flat Top Grill?

Cooking asparagus on a flat top grill[how to cook asparagus on a flat top grill] takes a shorter time than cooking corns. To cook fully, an ear of corn may take about 35 to 40 minutes on a flat top grill.

How to Cook Corn On a Flat Top Grill?

A flat top grill allows you to cook corn in two ways;

  • Cooking corn that’s on the cob
  • Cooking corn that has been removed from the cob

Cooking Corn that’s On the Cob

Peel Back the Husks

Gently peel the husks but do not detach them from the cob. You can let them hang down and give you free access to the kernels. Next, ensure that you remove the silk from the kernels and husks.

Spread Butter on the Seeds

After removing the silk, take about a tablespoon of softened butter and spread it evenly on the seeds. A basting brush becomes useful for that task. You can then add your best season on top of the butter.

Return the Husks to Their Original Place

After spreading the butter and seasoning on the corn kernels, return the husk to its initial position. Make sure that you cover every corn kernel.


Preheat your flat top grill to a medium temperature level, about 350 degrees Fahrenheit. After it has preheated, load the corn on the griddle and cover it with its lid.

Turn Every Few Minutes.

Every few minutes, say about 5 to 7 minutes turn over the corn. That way every part gets the chance to receive sufficient heat. Continue turning till every part of the corn is done. The husk will char a bit but that’s normal.

The corn should be ready in about 40 minutes.

Note that if the corn kernels are still on the cob and the husks is missing, then wrap it with aluminum foil before beginning the cooking process. The foil will then take the place of the husks.

Cooking Corn that Has Been Removed From the Cob

Take your time and remove silk from the corn. When that is done, slice or carefully remove the corn seeds from the cob by hand.

If you use a sharp knife, take care not to cut yourself.

Preheat the Flat Top Grill

Get the griddle ready by preheating it at a medium-high heat level. After preheating, add fat to the flat top grill.

Load the Kernels

Once it has preheated and the fat starts to sizzle, load the corn seeds. Continue heating and string for approximately 15 minutes.


Next season with salt, sugar, and pepper. After seasoning cook for another 2 to 4 minutes. Then serve while the corn is still hot.


How Do You Keep Corn Warm After Cooking?

In case you don’t plan to use the cooked corn right away, you need to store it carefully. That involves wrapping it in aluminum foil. That way, it stays warm.

How Do You Keep Newly harvested Corn Fresh?

If you are sure to use the corn within a few hours, then just keep it at room temperature. Don’t remove the husk.

But to store it for a slightly longer period, maintain the shell and wrap the entire corn with plastic. Then store it in the refrigerator.


Cooking corn on a flat top grill is straightforward but highly rewarding. And brushing it with butter and black pepper makes it even tastier.

When you have a family gathering, try cooking baby back ribs on a flat top grill[how to cook baby back ribs on a flat top grill] and taking them alongside the corn cooked on a cob. You won’t believe the taste that registers in your mouth.