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How to: Freeze Corn

One of my favorite things about summer is eating hot, buttery, fresh corn on the cob. I miss it during the winter months when fresh produce is limited. But freezing fresh corn for later months is easy and tastes better than the bags or cans you’ll buy at the store.

Here’s how (step-by-step pictures below):

  1. Prepare by starting a large pot of water boiling on the stove and filling a large bowl (or clean kitchen sink) with cold water and lots of ice.
  2. Husk the corn, removing as much silk as possible (put your kids to work!).
  3. When water is is boiling, drop cobs of corn in water and blanch about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from boiling water and immediately submerge in ice water about 5 minutes.
  5. Using a sharp knife (or an amazing corn peeler), cut the corn off the cobs.
  6. Portion cornĀ kernelsĀ in freezer bags or containers.
  7. Freeze.
  8. To serve, reheat in microwave or on stovetop. Enjoy your summer harvest year-round!

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3 Responses to “How to: Freeze Corn”

  1. Miranda says:

    This is exactly how my momma taught me :)!

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  3. Edie says:

    My mother-in-law taught me how to freeze corn. We do exactly what you do except we skip the ice water step. Fresh frozen corn is so much better than canned and if you are willing to do the work you can put up enough to last until next summer.

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