A lovely way to cook whole corn on the cob (sweetcorn).

Toasting the sweet corn adds a lovely flavour which I've done by using a blowtorch. This can be achieved using a very hot frying pan too.

Grilled corn on the cob
Servings:Serves 1
Calories per serving:113
Ready in:9 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:4 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:5th December 2014

Best recipe review

Simple things are best!


This is so easy and turns a simple vegetable into a special treat.

Paul R Smith

Stripping sweetcorn from the cob with a knife


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Mise en place


  1. If the sweetcorn cob has a leaves and silk ( is the name for the pistillate flowers), remove them first.
  2. Soak for 4 minutes in cold water.
  3. Microwave for 2 minutes
  4. If using a hot pan to finish them, pat them dry, once the pan is very hot, add them to the pan, without any oil and toast them for 4 minutes turning regularly with tongs.
  5. If using a blowtorch, place the corn cob in a dry frying pan and toast the kernels while turning the cob with tongs. This only takes 20 seconds and is very easy to overdo it with a good blowtorch.

Serving suggestions

Serve with butter and a pinch of salt.

Chef's notes

To strip the kernels from the cob, hold with a tea-towel if it's very hot and cut downwards with a knife.

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