Saturday, September 21, 2013

How to Prepare Sweet Corn for the Freezer

There is nothing like enjoying the taste of wonderful sweet corn long after
the harvest is over. It does not take much effort to freeze sweet corn, unless
of course you are doing bushels of it like we used to do on the farm. At least
the men would pick and shuck it for us before they brought it in the house!
That is half of the work right there.

Here are the steps:

 Boil the ears for a few minutes, then dunk in ice water to
stop the cooking process. This is called blanching.

Drain the ears on dish towels to remove all the moisture.

Place an ear over the center of an angel food
cake pan. Using a regular knife, or an
electric knife. remove the rows of kernels. 

No mess!
All the kernels end up in the cake pan--none on the
counter or floor!

Bag into individual portion freezer bags.
(I usually figure 12 ears will yield 6 bags.)

Put all of them into a larger freezer bag
for double protection and label.

So the next time you have a chance to buy great
sweet corn, think about purchasing extra,
and prepare some for your freezer.
Come this winter, you'll be glad you did! 

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