Friday, December 11, 2015

Freezing Corn on the Cob

This year we planted a big patch of corn and even after giving some away and serving some at a picnic, we still had a lot left over.  I did some research to try to determine the best way to freeze it to be able to eat it as corn on the cob.

Field of corn
 A super easy method that several people recommended was to just freeze it leaving on a little of the inner husk to keep it from getting freezer burned.

Fresh corn on the cob


.  Since this sounded so easy I decided to try it.  Here are the steps:


1.  Slice off the corn tassel end.



Slicing off the tassel of the corn cob


2.  Cut off the stem end just a little longer than where the kernels begin on the cob.

Slicing off the stem end  of the corn cob



3.  Peel off the outer layers of the husk leaving only a couple of inner leaves.


Corn with outer layers of husks removed


5.  Place the ears in a vacuum pack or ziplock bag and put it in the freezer.


Corn on the cob in freezer bag

What could be an easier way to freeze corn on the cob?  Of course the test will be when we pull it out of the freezer and eat it.  Stay tuned...

I am thinking of purchasing a FoodSaver Vacuum sealing system like the one below:
FoodSaver FM2000-000 Vacuum Sealing System with Starter Bag/Roll Set

Please feel free to share your experience and recommendations with vacuum sealers.

Do you have a favorite way to freeze corn on the cob?


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3 comments:

  1. Have you eaten this yet. I'd love to know what you think of this method. Almost too easy to be true.

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    1. Yes, I have tried cooking them a couple of ways. I'll be doing a follow-up post after I experiment a bit more to find the best way to cook them. Thank you for visiting!

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