How Long Should I Boil The Corn On The Cob For The Best Results?

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How Long Should I Boil The Corn On The Cob For The Best Results?

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Overcooking the corn will definitely toughen it. On an electric stove, I have found it best to bring a large pot of water to a roaring boil on high heat. (Do not salt the water because it will also toughen the corn.) Put the corn in the pot and wait for the water to start boiling again. Immediately cover the pot and turn off the heat. Leave the covered pot on the burner for about 10 minutes then remove the corn and serve. Corn that is not fresh will often be tough no matter how long or short a time it is boiled, and I have found it is more often the problem than the boiling time. Corn with the husk removed is usually not as fresh as corn in the husk, and it is often tough. Buy your corn with the husk on and look for fresh leaves and dry silk. You might also consider using a microwave to cook your corn on the cob. It is actually faster and healthier if you are cooking only a few ears. It is what I do most of the time now. Wrap the ears of corn in a damp paper towel. You will have to exp

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