Saturday, September 25, 2010

Freezing Corn on the Cob

We LOVE corn on the cob around here!
My garden has produced its fair amount this year, but we ended up picking 60 more ears to freeze. 
Freezing corn is fast, simple, and a real treat in the winter.

So, here are the easy steps to putting up freezer corn.

1. Get your happy helpers to shuck for you:). 
Many hands make light work!

2. Bring a pot of water to a boil.

3. Have your gallon size freezer bags ready and a towel to let the corn cool and drain for a few minutes.

5. I usually snap some of the corn into halves.
 We have little hands that like that size better.

6. Now, start blanching.
Blanch ears 1 1/2 inches in diameter for 6 minutes, 2 inches in diameter for 8 minutes. Larger ears should be blanched for 10 minutes.

7. Take them out and immediately put corn on in cool water {fill your sink} for at least 6-10 minutes. 

Take them out and let them dry on a clean dish towel.

8. Next, you could individually wrap each ear in a vapor proof film, like saran wrap, before putting them in gallon freezer bags.  
{I actually skip this process, and have found the corn to be just as delicious.}
9. Place ears in freezer bags. Make sure to squeeze ALL of the air out!

10. Freeze. 

To serve, simply dethaw and boil until tender...about 5 minutes. 

Enjoy the wonderful taste of sweet summer throughout the long winter months!


I am linked HERE:).


Joy@Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

I just froze corn on the cob this week also :) Makes for a great treat in the winter!

Robin {keephomesimple} said...

I don't know why I never thought of doing that. Thanks for all the good tips. Now I'll know what to do for next year.

Anonymous said...

Great post Ju! I love the first pic! So cute!

Trish Edington said...

I too used to freeze corn like you,till my father-in-law told me to freeze it shuck and all! Oh my gosh you would not believe how wonderful just like you picked it. Put it in garbage bags or like I do double your grocery store bags and put how ever many you need(I usually put 12-15). Start shucking then run water over the ear and the silk will roll right off. Don't worry about the bugs either just freeze them too.Please try this you will be amazed!

Blogging tips