How to Freeze Corn

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A few weeks ago we made a trip to Iowa to visit my in-laws.  There were so many things to look forward to…seeing Gma and Gpa, staying in a hotel, getting a break from cooking, bowling, etc! What I didn’t expect was to see that their garden was about 6 weeks ahead of ours!  They were enjoying BLT sandwiches (with REAL tomatoes ) and eating fresh sweet corn picked earlier in the day!

Gpa Walt went kinda crazy and bought 5 dozen ears of corn- some to use for dinner that night and some for us to take home and enjoy!  Delicious!  After sharing corn with other people, we still had quite a few cobs of corn left.  I couldn’t let it go to waste, so I called upon my trusty friend, Google, to help me learn how to freeze corn so we could enjoy it in the winter time as well!

Here are the steps that I took.

  1. I husked the corn and took off all of the silk.  (I engaged all people around to help me do this!)  Many hands make light work, ya know!
  2. Blanch the corn: I filled a big pot with water to hold about 5 cobs of corn. When the water boiled, I put the cobs in and put the lid on.  When it came back to a boil, I took the cobs out.
  3. When removing the cobs from water,  I placed them directly into another large bowl of ice water and let sit for 5 minutes to cool. (This stops the cooking process)
  4. After 5 minutes, remove corn from ice water and let dry.
  5. Using a bundt pan, I placed the cob of corn over the hole and used an electric knife to cut the corn from the cob.
  6. Label your plastic bag (I used a quart freezer bag) with “Corn” and the date.  You’d be surprised how many times I’ve found things in my freezer that I couldn’t identify!  Ha!
  7. Bag the corn by the cupful into the bag.  I put 4 cups into one quart sized bag.
  8. Lay the bag of corn in the freezer as flat as you can and squish (it’s a technical term) most of the air out.

Using 24 cobs of corn, I filled 4 quart sized bags with 4 cups in each bag.  This will taste wonderful as a side dish this winter when I’m hungry for some homegrown, Iowa corn!!

Comments

  1. Sue Mackey says:

    Excellent! Ya dun good, girlfriend….and we loved the corn that you and (Grandpa) shared!

  2. danette daliege says:

    I just froze some corn, I love to use my electric knife, and I will try the Bundt pan. Great tip, as always. Thanks.