If you have never frozen just-picked sweet corn, you should. It’s super easy and a great way to eat local throughout the year. If you want to try, now is the time! My grandpa grows corn in his garden and always has extra to share…and I’m more than happy to accept! We didn’t freeze any the last two years because the boys (along with my daughter) kept me WAY too busy…but we made it through the first two years of ‘twin-craziness’ and now that they can play independently, I can spend more time working in the kitchen.
I just finished my first batch today and am already hoping there will be more corn for me soon. I would like to stock up my freezer a little more! I’m sure there are many ways to do this, but here are my step-by-step instructions:
- Shuck fresh corn.
- Place in a large pot and cover with water.
- Bring to a boil for 5 minutes.
- Using tongs, place corn in a sink full of ice water to cool quickly and stop cooking.
- Transfer to a clean hand towel to remove excess water.
- Over a cutting board, cut the corn off the cob with a knife.
- Place in freezer bags to store (write date on bag).
- Use within the next year and enjoy this little bit of summer all year long!
*When ready to eat, place in a microwave safe dish with a lid and warm up for several minutes.