Indoor BBQ Corn Cob Recipe

Indoor BBQ Corn Cob


  • 1 corn cob
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

How to make Indoor BBQ Corn Cob

I adore the taste of BBQ-ed corn on the cob. Enjoying a sweet, salty corn on the cob fresh from the BBQ with a cold beer in hand is one of summer's highlights for me. However, why I should limit myself to indulging in this only at a barbecue is beyond me. It's perfectly possible to make a replica of this dish in the comfort of my own kitchen...

First, blanch your corn cobs. You can do this in one of two ways - microwave or boil.

To Microwave:

  1. Remove all husk and silk from the corn.

  2. Wrap corn in cling film. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.

Or, To Boil:

  1. Remove all husk and silk from the corn.

  2. Put a deep pan of water on the boil. When it comes to the boil, put the corn in and cover. Let simmer for 4 - 10 minutes, depending on how soft you like your corn.

To Indoor BBQ:

  1. Add a splash of olive oil to a hot griddle pan. Let it get really hot.

  2. Lay your corn on the pan. Grab some tongs and let it sizzle on all sides until satisfyingly golden, with savoury dark bits.

  3. Season with freshly ground salt and pepper.

Grab a cold beer, sit on the balcony and devour.

  • dubow
    dubow says

    OMG *droooool*...

  • oiseauxbleu
    oiseauxbleu says

    The husk and silk make a natural 'cling film' - so you can chuck the whole cob unhusked into the microwave. Unless of course, the corn has been partially husked for supermarket display. I love roasted corn. But the ones in the Belgian supermarkets look pretty anaemic.

  • rachel
    rachel says

    down with olive oil! BUTTER I SAY! BUTTER! failing that, perhaps brush some melted butter over the corn after you're done griddle-pan-ing it? That way the butter won't burn but you still get that buttery deliciousness.

  • Mariska
    Mariska says

    i make indoor grilled corn on a broil one time, i set the broil pan higer, so the corn touched the fire directly, they are so yummy. i love indoor cooking, maximize the lack of apliance at home such as grill outside, who said, indoor cooking rules heheheh

  • winnie
    winnie says

    An alternative to Microwaving or Boiling is Steaming. Water boiled corn loses nutrients and flavor. Steaming corn retains color, flavor and nutrients. Just steam for five minutes over a half-inch of water, and your corn will be ready for the grill (or pan) ~

  • savicandi
    savicandi says

    I tried it the other day, its delicious. Thank you.

  • blakemakes
    blakemakes says

    I was in desperate need of BBQ'd corn when I was making roasted corn grits a few weeks ago, but it started to rain. I improvised by sticking the cob under the broiler (just like you mention), and it turned out great! I felt a little bad for using all the energy just to blacken a single ear of corn, but, eh, the grits were amazing! bk

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  • pitachio
    pitachio says

    definitely trying this! thank you-

  • CertifiedEater
    CertifiedEater says

    Simple and good. I love the Asian way with chopped spring onions added to oil, salt and sugar. Mmm...

  • Maomaouchi
    Maomaouchi says

    yum yum!

  • ModCloth
    ModCloth says

    Soaking the partially husked corn cobs in salt water for about a half hour before grilling adds some more flavor too!

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