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Freezing Corn

Wow – it’s corn season already! We have a guy that comes around with a pick-up truck full of the stuff, honking like an ice cream truck! He sells it five ears for a dollar and I bought a lot! I don’t have all the equipment for canning (something that will be rectified next year) so I freeze.

freezing corn

It’s pretty easy to do and come winter, it will taste almost as good as when it’s fresh!

And if you don’t have a truck that delivers, farmer’s market is a great place to get some fresh corn – and lots of other fresh veggies!

Here’s what you need to freeze fresh corn:

  • A large stock pot to blanch the corn (or you can use a smaller one like I did and simply blanch batches.
  • Freezer bags or freezer containers (I prefer good ol’ ziplock freezer bags)
  • A little bit of salt
  • A sharp knife

Fill the stock pot with water and add about 1 teaspoon of salt to each gallon of water. Bring it to a boil.

While the water is boiling, remove the husks from the corn.

Carefully place each ear in the boiling water and let it cook for about 2 to 3 minutes. You’ll see a clear difference in the color.

corn

Remove from the water, drain and cool. If they are not cool enough the steam will create a frost inside the bag that will ruin the flavor of the corn.

corn

When the corn is cool you can freeze it whole (or as half ears) or cut the kernels off and place them in the freezer bag.

corn

Make sure to label and date each bag. And that’s it!

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Freezing Corn

Saving fresh corn for winter is easy! Just blanch, cool and freeze.

  • 1 teaspon per gallon of water Salt
  • Corn – however much you want to use
  • Freezer bags or containers
  1. Fill the stock pot with water and add about 1 teaspoon of salt to each gallon of water. Bring it to a boil.

  2. While the water is boiling, remove the husks from the corn.

  3. Carefully place each ear in the boiling water and let it cook for about 2 to 3 minutes. You'll see a clear difference in the color.

  4. Remove from the water, drain and cool. If they are not cool enough the steam will create a frost inside the bag that will ruin the flavor of the corn.

  5. When the corn is cool you can freeze it whole (or as half ears) or cut the kernels off and place them in the freezer bag.

  6. Make sure to label and date each bag. And that's it!

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