Freezing Sweet Corn

So, the night before last after I got home from work, we froze our sweet corn. We blanched it and then put it up in freezer bags and sucked all the air out. We’ve found that it keeps really well this way, for years even.

First you get a big pot, or 2 big pots of water boiling. Then you drop the corn in and slap the lid on. You may need to adjust the heat so it doesn’t boil over. Keep it boiling for 3-4 minutes. Then remove the corn from the boiling water,

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and put in ice water for 3-4 minutes. Some people do this in a large bowl, we use the sink. After swimming in the ice water for the allotted time, bag it up and seal.

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Then we put the corn in the deep freeze downstairs in the basement.

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It took us about an hour and a half to do a laundry basket full of corn, and about 40 pounds of ice.

The cats didn’t help.

I wonder what that spot is on the ceiling?

“I wonder if I could get up there on the ceiling?

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“Freezing corn is really boring. “

Both came into the kitchen to check on the activity and then left.

Have you been putting up any produce from your garden? If so, what is your favorite method?

For a more detailed how-to on freezing corn, click HERE.