Bobby Flay Makes ‘Perfectly Grilled Corn’ in 3 Easy Steps

Fire up the grill because summer is officially here. 

Want to learn how to grill corn on the cob perfectly? Look to none other than celebrity chef Bobby Flay. The high-earning Food Network star uses three easy steps to make “perfectly grilled corn.” 

Bobby Flay uses a ‘simple 3-step process’ for ‘perfectly grilled corn’

Former president Barack Obama and Bobby Flay grilling corn on the cob
Former U.S. president Barack Obama and Bobby Flay | UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn

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Flay shared 10 pieces of knowledge about grilling with FN Dish while promoting Barbecue Addiction: Bobby’s Basics in June 2014. Luckily for everyone at home who may not possess as much grilling knowledge as Flay, his steps for grilling corn are simple and easy to follow. 

“My signature technique for perfectly grilled corn is a simple three-step process,” he said. Step one is to “pull back the husk and remove the silks.” Step two: “Re-cover the corn with the husk and soak the ears in water for about 20 minutes.” Finally, step three: “Fire up the grill and place the corn directly on the grates so it gets a nice charred flavor and color.” 

“Just a little bit of extra effort will result in a big payoff — the juiciest and crunchiest corn ever,” Flay added. 

Flay’s grilled corn recipe No. 1: Grilled Corn on the Cob with Dill Butter 

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It may not come as a surprise to fans of Flay’s that the former Boy Meets Grill host has multiple grilled corn on the cob recipes. There’s his basic recipe for Grilled Corn, his recipe for Perfectly Grilled Corn including instructions for homemade barbecue butter, and more. 

This particular recipe, Grilled Corn on the Cob with Dill Butter, is a simple way to add a little something extra to grilled corn. According to Food Network, Flay follows his three-step process of grilling corn on the cob before making dill butter in a food processor. 

At the time of publication, Flay’s recipe averages 4.5 stars on Food Network’s website. “Great corn, turned out perfectly juicy, and the dill butter was a nice flavor,” read one review. “The corn was perfect, and the dill complimented the sweet, fresh corn,” one person wrote before adding, “We all fought over the last cob!”

Flay’s grilled corn recipe No. 2: Grilled Corn on the Cob with Garlic Butter, Fresh Lime, and Cotija Cheese

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Already made the popular Food Network chef‘s simple Grilled Corn on the Cob recipe and want to graduate to something more elevated? Try adding fresh lime and cheese. At the time of publication, Flay’s recipe averages five stars on Food Network’s website. 

“This was so easy to put together, and the results are fantastic,” one person wrote in a review. “It made me look like I had skills far beyond my actual abilities.”

Another called it “super yummy,” “FANTASTIC!” and “so much better than your average” corn on the cob. 

Next time there’s corn on the cob in the kitchen, consider grilling it like Flay does being sure to follow his three-step process.