Freezing Corn for Year Round Eating


Freezing Corn for Year Round Eating


Isn’t shucked corn a beautiful site?

From mid August until mid September we always buy a lot of corn on the cob and eat it until we don’t think we can eat any more because it’s such a treat for that one month we can buy it from local farmers.  And from that corn we always freeze a few bags to make this Sweet Corn Chowder on cool fall and cold winter days.  It’s such a delicious soup that we look forward to.

This year, though, I decided to buy gobs of corn all at one time ~ 6 dozen ~ and cooked it all up, cut it off the cob, and froze it so we can just pull it out and eat it without having to shuck and cook every day or two.  And we’ll have enough frozen that we can eat it all through the next year.  In a couple of weeks I’m planning to get more for freezing, just to make sure we have enough.

It took me 3 hours to complete the task and I had help with shucking and bagging the cut-off corn.

These are the steps if you’re interested in doing the same:

1.  Shuck all of the corn and place them in large bowls.

2.  Fill one, or two, or three large pots with water.  Add about 2 tablespoons of sugar to each pot and bring the water to a boil. When the water boils, add the corn into the pot and bring it to a boil again.  After the water comes to a boil the second time, remove the pan from the heat and let the corn sit in the hot water for 10 minutes.  {You may cover it with a lid, but it’s not necessary.}  Repeat until all of the corn is cooked, adding more water and sugar to the pots when needed.

Corn on the Cob


3.  After the corn has sat in the hot water for 10 minutes, remove it, using tongs, to a large bowl to cool.

Freezing Corn for Year Round Eating


4.  After the corn is cool enough to handle, cut it off the cob.

Click {here} to view a video if you don’t know how to cut corn off the cob.

5.  Place the cut cut-off corn in quart-size {or gallon} ziploc bags in the quantities you need for your family.  One cob of corn equals about 1/2 cup, two cobs equals about 1 cup.  {I made bags with 2 cobs and 3 cobs of cut-off corn.} Flatten the corn in the bag so you can stack the bags for storing in the freezer.  {I placed all of my bags in a box and put it on a shelf in my freezer.}

Then pull out your corn, thaw it, and serve it up whenever you’re wanting fresh off-the-cob corn.  So easy and delicious!

Fresh Corn off-the-Cob


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One Response to Freezing Corn for Year Round Eating

  1. Kay August 24, 2014 at 10:04 pm #

    They look so good Lori, I could see why you bought so many! I look forward to fresh corn season every year. No matter what we are having for dinner, corn will usually be on the menu for the next few weeks.

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