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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Freezing Corn - the Easy Way


I love corn put up in the freezer. It is so much better than canned corn from the store - much better.

I used to do it the hard way. I would blanch the ears of corn, then put them in ice water in the kitchen sink to cool. This was very time consuming, messy, and used a lot of ice.

This is how I do it now. And, if you don't want to make a sticky mess in your kitchen, do it outside.

First, you get a bunch of corn . . .

Shuck the corn and cut it off the cob . . .




Get a couple of big pots and put a stick of butter, 1 cup of water and 4 T. of sugar in each one . . .



Add 10 cups of cut off corn to each pot with the butter, water and sugar mixture . . .



Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes

Pour the corn into containers to cool . . .





Then fill your freezer bags!

                                I put three cups in each bag

I don't know what I would do without my freezers.

If you are really feeling energetic, take the corn cobs and make corn cob jelly. Click here to see how I did that last year.

Have you put up any food this summer?


6 comments:

  1. Yummy, and just think how this will taste in winter.

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  2. Corn always makes a big mess, but it is SO worth it! I do mine the old fashioned way and it does take a lot of ice and several pans of water. I love it, but the farmer has never cared much for it, so, more for me. lol

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    1. Hi Charlotte. You should try cutting it off first - so much easier! Can't believe the farmer doesn't care much for it, it is so good.

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  3. I do mine about the same but this year our late corn didn't make ears worth harvesting. Sad, that. Your corn looks delicious.

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    1. Hi Suzanne. We got our corn across the river at Never Dunn Farms.

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