Hello! There is nothing better than biting into a perfect ear of sweet corn in the summer! I wanted to give you another step-by-step preserving tutorial and what’s better than enjoying that sweet summer corn taste all year round!? (Maybe a puppy that stays a puppy forever, but I’m not sure.)
1.Buy delicious sweet corn preferably from a roadside stand, farmer friend, or farmer’s market. Don’t buy it at Wal-Mart and make me cry. (In Indiana at least the “going rate” for sweet corn seems to be $3.00 a dozen). We got our sweet corn from my sister-in-law’s family, the Waltons! Their sweet corn is awesome!
2. Husk the corn. Peel off the the green outer husks and the silk inside. Get as much as the silk off as you can; let your OCD side come out to play! Break off the long end at the bottom if there is any.
3. Heat a pot of water to boiling. Add corn and allow to boil 10 minutes.
4. Remove corn from water. Allow to cool briefly in cold water. Once corn is cool enough to tough begin slicing the corn off the cob with a sharp knife.
5. Once you have the corn removed from cob, scoop desired amount into freezer bags. (I put 2 cups in my bag; you can put more depending on your family size.) Squeeze air completely out of bags. I lay them flat to freeze so they take up less space. I also mark with the date and my initial since I am storing them at my mom’s.
And that is really all it takes! From start to finish it took my mom and I two hours to husk, process, and bag the corn. (We have both been doing if for awhile so we are fast!) We used 4 dozen ears of corn and I got 15, 2 cup bags of corn.
Freezing sweet corn is very simple and incredibly rewarding! Nothing canned or frozen from the store can compare!
Do you freeze sweet corn? If so, how much do you do for your family? If not, what’s holding you back?
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