This Grilled Corn recipe is a great summer appetizer and is quite popular throughout Africa.

Corn, also known as maize, is a starchy grain vegetable consumed widely in Africa.

Originally from the Americas, it was introduced to Africa by European settlers. The seeds come in a variety of colors: yellow, bluish-gray, purple, green, red, white, yellow and black. The main variety consumed in Africa is white.

Corn cobs are available at most supermarkets, seasonally or in dried or frozen form throughout the year.

This African grilled corn recipe is from East Africa, where it is a popular snack food that is available from many street vendors.

To make this African corn recipe, you will need the following:


4 Large Corn Cobs with Husks intact
1 Tbsp Olive Oil or Butter
Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Heat your Grill to Medium high.
  2. Gently peel back the outer layers of the corn husks, but be careful not to tear them off the cob. Brush the corn with oil or butter. Recover the cob with the corn husks.
  3. Wrap each corn cob tightly with tin foil. Place the corn on the grill.
  4. Grill for at 25 minutes, remembering to rotate the cobs to ensure even cooking.
  5. Remove from grill and vent the corn to let cool for a few minutes. Sprinkle with salt & pepper before serving.


  • To serve more people, divide each cob into 3 or 4 sections.
  • To add a little extra bite, grind some fresh black pepper over the cob at the same time as you brush them with butter or olive oil.
  • Serve with our Chili Sauce

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