+
Home Cooking

The mystery of (common) whelks: how long to cook them?

lottobear | Nov 23, 201308:12 AM     8

I got a buncha fresh whelks here, never had them before. I read on several sites that they should soak in cold water for at least an hour before preparing but I got no idea how long to actually cook them.

I swear, I don't think I've ever seen so many different cooking times before.
Looked up different recipes, it's everything from 1 minute, 4 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 12-15 minutes, 10-15 minutes, 20 minutes, 40 minutes, 30 minutes and so on. Messed up. Hold up, let me google a random recipe; oh look a new cooking time: 25 minutes.

Got no idea what to pick...

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

10 Must-Buy Food Souvenirs You'll Want to Bring Back from France
Chow with Me

10 Must-Buy Food Souvenirs You'll Want to Bring Back from France

by Hana Asbrink | My latest haul. Welcome to Chow...

Chefs Share Their Favorite Summer Meat Marinades for Steak, Chicken, Shrimp & More
Guides

Chefs Share Their Favorite Summer Meat Marinades for Steak, Chicken, Shrimp & More

by Dan Koday | You ever notice how a great marinade can instantly elevate what otherwise would end up as a pretty...

Tokyo to Texas: Austin Chef Reflects on His Multicultural Upbringing
Spotlight

Tokyo to Texas: Austin Chef Reflects on His Multicultural Upbringing

by Eric Silverstein | By Eric Silverstein Chef Eric Silverstein is the founder and owner of The Peached Tortilla in Austin...

Foil Packets Are Your Best Camping Food Friend
Recipe Round-Ups

Foil Packets Are Your Best Camping Food Friend

by Joey Skladany | Going camping? Foil packets are the best way to cook your food (and they're pretty great in the oven...

See what's new!

View latest discussions ›

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.