Originally Posted by mcnerd
Big pot of boiling water for the following times:
Blanching times for corn-on-the-cob:
- small ears ( 1¼ inches or less in diameter) 7 minutes,
- medium ears (1¼ to 1½ inches in diameter) 9 minutes, and
- large ears (over 1½ inches in diameter) 11 minutes.
Make sure corn goes in to a bucket of ice water immediately in order to stop the cooking process.
I believe you are confused with cooking Vs Blanching. As kitchenelf said 5 minutes in boiling water and it's DONE.
I tried Blanching corn on the cob IAW Better Homes and Garden Cookbook. Don't remember for sure but it was something like 8 minute.
What a water logged mess that turned out to be.