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** How To Tell When Corn is Done With Boiling **

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When boiling corn, how can I tell when it's done?

I usually remove the husk and silk. Would there be any advantage to leaving
them on when boiling?

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edited Sep 12 '10 at 0:54
asked Aug 11 '10 at 16:44

what's your general technique after you've removed the husk and the silk
(which I do as well)? Place in boiling water? Place in cool water and bring
to a boil? Add salt? Sugar? – justkt Aug 11 '10 at 16:53
I start the water to boil and then husk it. Once it's boiling, I add the
corn. I don't add salt or anything else to the water. – KatieK Aug 11
'10 at 21:08
on a side note, Try grilling them too :) – dassouki Aug 12 '10 at 14:59
@dassouki - so, so good grilled with the husk and silks off drenched in
butter and covered in seasoned salt and pepper – justkt Aug 12 '10 at
next time, mix a wee bit of butter with chilly or cayenne – dassouki
Aug 12 '10 at 15:30

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It does depend on the corn.

Eat some raw... Notice the starchy taste (Still yummy, just starchy)

What you want to do is boil


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How to Tell if Corn on the Cob Is Done Cooking? thumbnail

Cook corn on the cob until it is tender and hot.

Cooking corn is not an exact science, but there is a little bit of art
involved. Whether you are using the grill, oven or stove, cook corn on the
cob just right so the kernels are tender and full of flavor. Cooking it too
long toughens the kernels, which makes them chewy and loses their sweet
flavor. Cooking it too short makes the kernels too crunchy and not heated
all the way through. Serve your perfectly cooked corn on the cob with
butter, lime juice or


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