How long do you boil corn?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Freedom! self reliance : One Thread
All right, here's a dumb question. Usually I make corn on the cob on the grill. How long do you just boil it?
-- Doreen (email@example.com), May 02, 2001
Hi Doreen, I boil mine about 3 or 4 minutes,the real trick is to start the water boiling and then go pick the corn just before you cook it. There is nothing like fresh sweet corn. YUM! It makes what you buy in the store seem pathetic. Daryll
-- Daryll (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 02, 2001.
I don't boil mine any more than 1 minute if I can help it. There is nothing better than fresh Silver Queen corn from the garden (just my opinion). Unless it is the first strawberries of the season, which we just got. Daryll, thank you for telling us about this site.
-- Deena in GA (email@example.com), May 02, 2001.
Just til the color brightens unless Gary's close by, then he wants it boiled longer. Just planted Early Sunglow last night, it'll be awhile.
-- Cindy (SE In) (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 02, 2001.
Thanks everyone. I would have boiled it for 20 minutes if left to my own devices!
-- Doreen (email@example.com), May 03, 2001.
-- mike (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 26, 2003.
Thanks Doreen, I would have done the same thing if you wouldn't have asked the question.
-- Roxanne (email@example.com), May 31, 2003.
Are you all STUPID!!!!? You need to boil corn 20-30 MINUTES!!! Otherwise, it will be HARD and CRUNCHY!!
-- scooterboiz (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 03, 2003.
STILL DONT KNOW HOW LONG TO BOIL CORN ON THE COB SOME SAY 1 MIN, 2 MIN. 3 MIN. 20 MIN. 30 MIN, ????
-- BUD WHITE (BDLL@WEBTV.NET), August 06, 2003.
YOU assholes it's 2 hours! Don't you know how to boil them corn? What's wrong with y'all?
-- alkd (email@example.com), August 09, 2003.
This might sound like I am a complete idiot but, what is a cob? Is there a cob with other vegetables other than corn on it, because I am allergic to corn, but I like to boil things and this seems to be the right place to ask. Also which is better real Spam or the kind in a can?
-- shrimp17 (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 10, 2003.
I start the pot boiling. And then I put the corn in and boil for 8 minutes. That is the way I like it. Or wrap in a moist paper towel and put in microwave for about 3 minutes.
-- Blanche Wilkinson (email@example.com), August 12, 2003.
I live near Taber Alberta (the true corn capital of the world!! :) and the best way to boil corn is: *remove the husk and all the silk you can get off *put the corn cobs into a VERY large pot of COLD water * add 1/2 cup of SUGAR (that's right, sugar, not salt!) for every 4 cobs *bring to boil and let boil for about 6 to 8 minutes *then turn off heat and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes with the lid on *enjoy!!!!
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 06, 2003.
Speaking of boiling, does anyone know how long to boil shafe? I'm thinking 45 to an hour, but the last time it ended up tasting like pumpkin, and my houseguests made a face, so I think I must have had it wrong. Can anyone help?
-- Andrew (email@example.com), September 16, 2003.
How long do you boil a boil? The shear notion of popping it or carving it out with a scalpel renders me queazy, so I figured that I would boil it off over the stovetop. It looks like my penis swallowed a golf ball and had twins. I simply cannot stomach anything dramatic, so please, if you could, offer some insight as to the time required to boil a boil.
-- Jack Stacks (JackStacks2002@yahoo.com), September 19, 2003.
you boil it for approx. 10 min AFTER the water returns to a full boil
-- Linda (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 12, 2003.
Thanks to this stupid webpage, we are no longer hungry for corn. And to guy with boil, maybe if you stopped giving it to the dog that thing would heal. P.S. 20 min boil with a little salt or sugar or until soft, (no, not you boil boy).
-- You guessed it (email@example.com), February 16, 2004.
Go back up and read the one about adding sugar and boiling from cold for 8-10 minutes - worked the best for me and I just made it. That one knows what they are talking about. If you're already boiling, add just a little sugar, salt, and go for 20 minutes. Otherwise, starting from cold to boil with sugar is the way to go. Good luck - Oh and this site does suck.
-- Mark (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 11, 2004.
I agree with the guy from Taber Alberta
-- Smart Girl (email@example.com), April 11, 2004.
I LOVE CORN FROM , SO I RINSE IT OFF , THOUGHT ABOUT SALT WOULD MAKE IT TOUGH, BUT!I POUR,YES YES. AFTER BOILING READ LATER HAT SALT MAKE TOUGH. SO OUT GOES THE SALTY WATER.RINSE IT OFF .OOP RESTART PUT SUGAR ABOUT 1/2 CUP .LATER READ SOMEWHERE ONLY A PINCH. LORD HOW MERCY ! IT ONLY 2COBS . THE OTHER 4LEFT IN FREEZER.SO I DIDN" POUR THAT OUT.BUT BOIL THAT TO, (POOR CORNS) then took one took a paring knife. to cut from cob tough. coudn't eat it no teeth. yes I"m a woman 53.
-- corny ! (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 28, 2004.
the best way to get corn is, eat some canned corn, take a shit, and pull the left over corn peices from the shit and reheat, then enjoy. a east coast favorite.
-- Shitay Corn (chunkycorn@cornONmyCOB.com), May 14, 2004.
canned cream corn on ice is the best for nude westling! i have seen this a few time here in the south(memphis), it's great!
but corn off the cob is really good raw, just sprinkle sugar (mentioned above) and eat, makes a great snack!!
this is how we do it on the east side!
-- cledus (email@example.com), May 19, 2004.
The best way to eat corn is frozen! Up north we just gather up some powdered water mix, this is commonly found ouside in white powder dunes. Melt this powered water mix in a pot , or hollowed polar bear skull, and bring to a boil while placing each individual cornlett ( that what we call um) in the pot/skull , after cooking for 20/30 minutes, remove the cornletts, in the order they were palced in, place each cornlett in an ice cube tray and place in the freezer! 30 minutes later injoy your frosty treat ! Northside represent !
-- nanook (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 19, 2004.
Cut it off the cob anf fry it with bacon and milk, very good. serve with biscuits
-- RhondaLukacovic (rhonda100960@Aol.com), May 31, 2004.
This board REAAALLLY needs all the stupid, fake answers removed. Esp. all the wannabe rappers from the west claiming to be from the east/north.
-- Mann (Hey@hey.com), June 01, 2004.
i dont know as im only 16 lol!! so what is the average time and then put it on like that
lol it is simple really
hello to everyone at sweyne park school
-- darren mcalpine (email@example.com), June 03, 2004.
Down south we wait till our coon hound is in heat or has a fever of at least 102 degrees. Then its easy Just dip the cob in ol Reds cornhole 3 or 4 times, then its already to buttered and ready to enjoy!!!
-- Billy Bob Hummer (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 10, 2004.
I found that if you place corn in boiling salted water for ten minutes or less you get a crunchy and very sweet-tasting corn, almost like candy. It really took me by surprise the first time I prepared it that way.
However; if you want corn that is not so sweet or crunchy, then just boil it for 20 or 30 minutes more and it will have less of the crunch and more of the vegetable-like flavor that most people are familiar with.
-- Mike McHugh (email@example.com), June 14, 2004.
Wow, I had to laugh at the 20-30 minute response! If you boil the corn that long, the taste will be gone. I'd say 5-6 minutes tops. :o)
-- Bill (BillG31@adelphia.net), June 26, 2004.
You people are idots
-- Dood (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 28, 2004.
-- Joel (email@example.com), July 01, 2004.
Take a look at How Long to Boil Corn
-- M. Craig Weaver (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 02, 2004.
Well u blanche(boil) most corn for 3 mins so i assume thats enough. cool it 3 mins, cut if off the cob, reheat in sauce pan w/ butter. Someone give this a try....
-- will (email@example.com), July 05, 2004.
This thread needs to die. Webmaster where are you?
-- Amazing insight into nothing (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 07, 2004.
This site is a true testament to the mentality of people that sit around all day chattin on the internet...all I wanted was to find out how long to cook corn for my little kids, but I found out just what society has to offer.
Thanks for the lesson, I'm going back to the cookbook!
-- Dissappointed (email@example.com), July 08, 2004.
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-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 08, 2004.
-- (email@example.com), July 08, 2004.
For how long should I boil corn on the cob?" Freshly picked local corn on the cob is one of the best parts of summer. And you're right about the trend being toward short cooking times. Here's the logic: Very fresh corn has a high sugar content. Once picked, sugar in the kernels begins to turn to starch and corn's remarkable sweet flavors diminish as the sugar disappears. The speed with which this happens varies from one variety to another and also according to the temperature at which the corn is held. Warm temperatures hasten the action of enzymes that convert sugar to starch. So the best method of cooking corn is the quickest. Bring water to a rolling boil. Add the corn. Return the water to the boil as quickly as possible and time for 3 minutes. Some cooks go so far as to say, as soon as the water returns to the boil, the corn is cooked.
The point here is, keep the cooking time to a minimum, to retains corn's sweetness and flavor. Long boiling causes toughness, reduces flavor and corn's fleeting aromas disappear. Try it! Keep in mind too that it's well worth searching for very fresh corn, and cooking it as soon as possible. There's a lot of sense in those old instructions to get the corn pot boiling, then run from the garden to the pot!
-- Foo (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 12, 2004.
Unblievable that this site would come up in a google search about boiling corn. Shut this thing down.
-- don't ask (Shut@up.com), July 19, 2004.
I'll never think of corn the same way again!
-- Wolfiesmom (email@example.com), July 27, 2004.
The best way to prepare corn on the cob (speaking for myself) is to dip the ears in raw beaten eggs, roll it in shake and bake and deep fry until golden brown. Talk about a treat that will melt in your mouth
-- steve caudill (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 28, 2004.
I thought I would add to the helpful answers with my owen corning blockstar. what what.
-- helping out (email@example.com), August 01, 2004.
You people are ALL corny! (A little corn humor for ya)
-- Korn Master (Korn@cooker.dum), August 01, 2004.
What is Corn and where can I buy a cob?
-- Jack (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 08, 2004.
Korn rocks dude........I love all their songs..........I wouldn't cook any of them..........cept maybe the small fella.........he looks like he'd taste good!!
-- mick daddy (email@example.com), August 20, 2004.
I never boil corn......I have a friend who cracks it...............That's right !!!! Jimmy crack corn and I don't care!!
-- bobby (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 20, 2004.
drinking is fun. did you know that the green likes tuesday?
-- fucko (email@example.com), August 27, 2004.
I ate corn once.. It was good..
-- Phil Strong (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 13, 2004.