Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Freezing Corn is a great way to preserve one of the best things of Summer!!

What I love about frozen corn over canned is you don't end up with soggy squishy corn....
Instead you are left with fresh crisp corn that is in a form that can be 
used for any recipe!!

I stored mine in Sandwich size bags (about 3 cups) 
this way it would be easy to pick how much I needed depending on my recipe!

  • Corn
  • Pot with boiling water
  • Large bowl of ice water
  • several dry towels
  • tongs
  • Cookie Sheets
  • Containers or bags to freezer the corn in

  • Get a large pot full of water to a rapid boil
  • Meanwhile, shuck and clean away all the silk from the corn
  • Once the water is boiling it is time to Blanch 
  • Place about 6-8 ears at a time into the water. 
  • Boil for 5 minutes.  Use a time, trust me it is easy to get side tracked!!
    • It should only take the water about a minute to return to a rapid boil
    • If it takes longer you have to much corn in the pot and need to boil less at a time.
  • Meanwhile, get a large bowl of ice water ready to shock the corn
    • This is a very important step.  You want to stop the corn from cooking so you don't get chewy corn.
  • After the 5 minutes of blanching is done, Quickly move the corn cobs to the ice water and let soak for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove the corn from the ice water and place on dry towels to wick away the excess water.
  • Once the corn is dry cut the kernels off the cob and place in an even layer on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer until the kernels are completely frozen! (about 3-4 hours)
    • Yes, you could just put the fresh wet kernels into a bag and freeze them....if you like to have a brick of water corn!
    • If you would like to have frozen corn like you get from a store (frozen individually so the kernels are loose in the bag & not water logged) DO THIS EXTRA STEP!
  • Try to keep your munkin from eating it all!
  • Once the kernels are frozen place into freezer safe bags & enjoy summer corn all year long!

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