Asked by: Geri Bockenhauerfood and drink barbecues and grilling
Why is my corn tough?
Last Updated: 20th April, 2020
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Moreover, how do you make tough corn tender?
Bring to a boil, then add in the corn cobs.Reduceheat to a simmer and allow corn to cook for7-8minutes or until just tender, depending on sizeofcorn try not to over cook the corn as itwillbecome tough. Using long tongs remove and place on aplateor in a bowl, then cover with foil until readytoserve.
Also Know, how can you tell if corn has gone bad? It is the tips of the corn cobthatwill begin to go bad first. The best way to tellifyour corn on the cob is going bad is tolookat the top spray, if it is moist and darkeningthatis not a good sign.
can corn be overcooked?
Heat speeds the conversion of sugar to starch.Thus,overcooked corn not only will be mushy,itwill lack its characteristic sweet taste. Withtoday`shybrids, corn on the cob should be plungedintoboiling water and cooked just long enough to warm it. Offseason,frozen corn can be used.
How long should I boil corn for?
Steps to make the perfect boiled corn on the cob in just20minutes.
- Bring water in the large pot to a boil.
- Add 1 tsp of sugar and 2 tbsp butter.
- Drop the corn inside the pot.
- Reduce heat to medium.
- Cover the pot with a lid and boil for 15-20 minutes.