Most people overcook their corn, which causes the kernels to convert their sugars to starch and lose sweet, sweet flavour! Remember, you’re only cooking the thin layer of kernals on the outside, not through to the middle. Try one of these methods to ensure your corn is sweet and tender:
- Bring water to a boil, add husked corn and remove cobs once water has returned to a boil.
- Pull husks back from corn, keeping husks attached. Remove as much silk from the corn as possible; replace husks, covering kernels. Using kitchen twine, secure husks at tops. Place corn in a large bucket of cold water. Let soak 1 hour.
Transfer corn to grill (medium heat). Cook until husks are charred and the corn has steamed, about 10 to 15 minutes depending on the heat of your grill. Remove corn and discard husks.