Cooking Hint of the Day - Boiling Corn : LUSENET : Cooking & Crafts : One Thread

Never boil corn for more than 3 minutes. Be sure to place the corn in boiling water, and do not add salt. You will find the flavor is much better than cooking for 10 minutes or more. Corn will never get soft, no matter how long you cook it-it will only lose its taste. When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn's natural sweetness.

-- Karen (, March 21, 2002


Response to Cooking Hint of the Day

Thanks for the information Karen. I've always boiled my corn to death thinking it would be more tender. I just dropped by to check on the quilting project and I think I like this also.

-- Sheila in NC (, March 21, 2002.

Excellent tip! I've always cooked my corn for more than 3 minutes and it never had flavor- always wondered why... lol. Thanks!


-- Jesse (, May 30, 2002.

I read with interest your suggestion for boiling corn for just 3 minutes. The only question I have after that is, does the boiling time matter if you're boiling one ear or 4?



PS I'm planning to have fresh corn on the cob with tonight's dinner so if you could get the answer back to me pronto I sure would appreciate it! :)

-- Lucy Andris (, June 17, 2002.

Booya!!! Karen, that corn was DECK! My punkrawk friends and I are grateful for the sweet tip.


-- aaron schuylar (, September 06, 2003.

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