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Boiling Time Table

Cereals  
Corn Meal 2 hours
Hominy 2-3 hours
Macaroni 20-30 minutes
Oatmeal 4 hours
Rice 20-30 minutes
Rolled Oats 1/2 hour
Spaghetti 20 minutes
Granulated or Rolled Wheat 1/2 hour
Eggs  
Soft-cooked 3-5 minutes
Hard-cooked 20 minutes
Fish  
Bass, per pound 12 minutes
Bluefish, per pound 12 minutes
Cod, per pound 6 minutes
Halibut, per pound 12 minutes
Lobster, whole 20 minutes
Salmon, per pound 12 minutes
Small fish 6-10 minutes
Meats  
Corned Beef 3-4 hours
Fresh Beef 3 hours
Fowl, per pound 30 minutes
Ham, per pound 25 minutes
Mutton (leg), per pound 25 minutes
Corned Tongue 3 1/2 hours
Fresh Tongue 2 1/2 hours
Vegetables  
Artichokes 30-45 minutes
Asparagus 20-30 minutes
Dried Beans 3-4 hours
Lima and other Shell Beans 1 to 1 1/4 hours
String Beans 1-2 hours
Beets, old 2-4 hours
Beets, young 45 minutes
Brussels Sprouts 20 minutes
Cabbage 20-30 minutes
Cauliflower 25 minutes
Green Corn 10 minutes
Onions 1 to 1 1/2 hours
Oyster Plant (whole) 45 minutes
Parsnips 45-60 minutes
Peas, Fresh 20-60 minutes
Peas, Dried 3 hours
Potatoes, White 20-30 minutes
Potatoes, Sweet 20-25 minutes
Spinach 25-30 minutes
Tomatoes (stewed) 20-30 minutes
Turnips, Yellow 1 1/2 to 2 hours
Turnips, White 1 to 1 1/2 hours

Source

Better Meals for Less Money (1917).

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