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Freezing Sweet Corn
Freezing Sweet Corn
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Are you a huge veggie person? Specifically, are you a huge corn fan? If so, then you want to eat the best of the best corn, right? Follow these easy steps to ensure your corn stays fresh and healthy. Once you learn how to preserve corn the proper way, you can say goodbye to throwing out bad corn. Conserving your corn stash the right way can save you big bucks. All you need are your handy dandy kitchen utensils and some corn and you'll be on your way to eating the most scrumptious corn ever!

From the blogger: "A vivid picture tutorial with step-by-step instructions on one method to freeze your own fresh sweet corn. It starts with husking, and cleaning the ears, and explains how to properly process it. It also demontrates two ways to remove the kernels from the cob. Lastly, I explain how to store it. I recommend having at least two people to complete this task. You will have a great sense of accomplishment afterwards, and delicious-tasting corn for all year!"

Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueGardening

Beginner

SeasonSummer

Materials List

  • Fresh sweet corn
  • Soft brush
  • Bowls
  • Kettles
  • Kitchen tongs
  • Cold water source
  • Corn cutter
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Freezer boxes
  • Freezer

How to Freeze Sweet Corn

  1. Husk corn ears and remove silk thoroughly.

  2. Heat kettles of water to boiling.

  3. Boil ears of corn for 3 minutes.

  4. Remove ears with tongs and transfer to sink of cold water.

  5. When ears are completely cool, cut off kernels using knife or corn cutter.

  6. When your bowl is full of kernels, empty into freezer boxes.

  7. Place freezer boxes into freezer. Allow space between boxes until frozen. Then may stack.

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My partner and I were talking about trying to grow corn on the cob next year in our vegetable plot, we didnt get to this year. But it is great to know if we over plant we can freeze what we cant eat straight away for another time, great tip to have.

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