Monday, September 26, 2011

Freezing Whole Kernel Corn


Just down the road from us is an organic corn field.


So, we packed up after lunch one day to pick 200 ears.
My helpers made it go so much faster!


I froze about 20 gallon bags full of corn on the cob.
If you would like to learn how to do that, click HERE.
I love corn any way, but whole kernel is so convenient when you are making soups, casseroles, or just need a quick side dish.
To freeze whole kernel corn:
1. Select fresh ears of corn that are at the peak of quality and flavor.

2. Husk, trim off the ends that aren't usable, remove silks, and wash.

3. Blanch corn~
1 1/2 inches in diameter for 6 minutes
2 inches in diameter for 8 minutes
larger for 10 minutes
Start counting time when ears are completely submerged in water.

4. Remove corn, and immediately submerge in cool water {fill your clean sink}.
Allow corn to remain in water for as long as you blanched it.

5. Drain, and dry corn on clean dish cloths on the counter.

6. To cut corn from the cob, hold cob upright, resting one end on a cutting board.
Cut kernels from corn with a knife.



For whole kernel corn, cut kernels from cob leaving tip ends.
For cream style, go back a second time and scrape edge of the cob to extract milk.

7. Pack into quart or gallon freezer bags, pressing out as much air as possible.


You will love having all of that fresh corn to make healthy meals during the Winter!

~Julia



10 comments:

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Julia! I love fresh corn and this is a great way to preserve a taste of the summer for the frostiest winter days!
Please come over to StoneGable and post this on ON THE MENU MONDAY! This is such a practical and useful post!
Thanks!
Yvonne

Stef said...

Julia,

I am just loving all these preservation posts. I have been freezing berries and tomatoes, but you're helping me compile a list of must plant for next year. Your little boy is so cute!

Happy Monday!
Stef

Heidi said...

Great post. I have been dehydrating my corn, but this sounds much faster. I can hardly wait to try it. Thanks for all the great food preservation posts.

Gumbo Lily said...

Frozen whole kernel corn is great to have on hand. I love it in homemade salsa. Delish.

Jody

webindia said...

Great thoughts you got there, believe I may possibly try just some of it throughout my daily life.by Revathi

Goldie said...

I would love it if someone around here sold corn fresh from their farm! Maybe i need to get in good with the farmers.

Carlan Wray said...

Heidi,

I have considered dehydrating corn but never tried it... how does it work?

Beth

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I love fresh corn and this is a great way to preserve a taste of the summer!

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