Recipe courtesy of Santos Loo

Iowa Grilled Sweet Corn on the Cob

Iowan corn is so naturally sweet and flavorful, it needs little attention to become a staple side at nearly every gathering. This recipe, true to form, calls for the cobs to be simply grilled and then brushed with salted garlic butter.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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6 fresh sweet corn on the cob, husks and silk removed

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 teaspoon kosher salt

3 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Prepare a grill for medium-high heat. Put the shucked corn on the grill and grill until all sides are golden and some kernels are slightly charred, about 10 minutes, turning occasionally. 
  2. In a small pot, combine the butter, salt and garlic. Bring to a simmer and remove from the heat. Brush the garlic butter over the grilled corn.

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