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How to Broil Corn on the Cob

author image Zora Hughes
Based in Los Angeles, Zora Hughes has been writing travel, parenting, cooking and relationship articles since 2010. Her work includes writing city profiles for Groupon. She also writes screenplays and won the S. Randolph Playwriting Award in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in television writing/producing and a Master of Arts Management in entertainment media management, both from Columbia College.
How to Broil Corn on the Cob
Corn on the cob being passed around the dinner table. Photo Credit: Hill Street Studios/Blend Images/Getty Images

Broiling corn on the cob is an ideal alternative when you want the taste of grilled corn but don't have access to a grill. The broiler element in your oven reaches a high enough temperature to quickly cook and brown the corn, similar to the flames of a hot grill. You only need to husk the corn before broiling. Add butter or olive oil before broiling the corn to infuse flavor into the kernels.

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Step 1

Turn on the broiler in your oven and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat.

Step 2

Remove the husks from the corn cobs, being careful to remove all of the silks hugging the corn as well.

Step 3

Brush all sides of each corn cob with butter, margarine or olive oil, then sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Add other seasonings to your taste, such as garlic powder, chili powder or a dash of cayenne pepper.

Step 4

Place the corn cobs on a cookie sheet and place them in the heated oven. Let them broil for five to 10 minutes, turning them frequently, until the corn is golden brown and slightly charred all around. Remove the corn from the oven and serve hot.

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