Tuesday, June 1, 2010
How to Freeze Corn
I remember being around 6 years old, and our neighbor having a sort-of "corn party". A big group of neighbors chipped in on a large amount of corn from a local farm, which came delivered in a pick-up truck with the whole bed stuffed full of corn. Then, they backed the truck up to our neighbor's garage, and everyone went crazy shucking corn. By the end of the day, each neighbor walked away with bags and bags of shucked corn, after helping that neighbor get all those cornsilks out of her garage! My mom would boil the ears and freeze the corn for the rest of year.
I picked up over 20 ears of corn from the store, and my son and I shucked them all outside on the back patio. My son did about 2, I muscled through the rest.
Back inside, I set my largest pot to go with boiling water. This photo shows the pot really full with water - it's a little easier to have it about half-ful of water. Blanch the corn for about 5 minutes.
Cut the corn off the cob once the corn has been cooled so that the ears are cool to the touch. My mother--in-law cuts it off by hand on a cutting board...
Let the corn cool, then bag it into 16 oz portions. I use my food scale.
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