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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...

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