Twice-Cooked Corn on the Cob Recipe

After being boiled in a mixture of water, milk, and sugar, the sweet corn is rolled in butter, sprinkled with chili powder, and cooked a second time on the BBQ grill.

Summer 2017

  • Corn on the cob cooking on a barbecue grill.
    Photo by Fotolia/breakingthewalls

Yield: 8 servings

Twice-Cooked Corn on the Cob Recipe


• 2 quarts water
• 1 cup milk
• 2 teaspoons sugar
• 8 ears of corn, husked
• 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
• 1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder, optional


1. Roll corn in melted butter. Sprinkle with chili powder, if desired. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.

2. Place corn over grill’s heat, and cook for 2 minutes. Turn, and cook for another 2 minutes.