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Freezing Corn on the Cob

freezing corn on the cobThis year was the first year that I planted corn. Corn on the Cobb is one of my favorite summer vegetables and I’ve now turned my sons into huge fans as well. At the beginning of our planting season my boys and I design what vegetables we will grow this year and corn was one of them. I was amazingly surprised at how easy it was to grow corn, we did start from plants but they were tiny as we put them in, but within a few weeks they were thriving!

I normally plant in rows but with corn it’s best to plant your corn in groups of four rows. Doing this works well to stimulate pollination and 32 inches between rows is a good standard distance.

One of the things I didn’t realize that is after the corn was ready to be picked we would have so much of it! Instead of making ourselves sick on Corn on Cobb I decided to freeze some. This is a perfect way to save some of your harvest for those winter months. You can have it as side dish or use it in soups or stews.

Freezing Corn1. In a large stock pot add water about half way up and bring to a boil

2. After peeling the corn from the husks place them into the boiling water. Let boil for about 4-6 minutes.

3. With tongs gently take each cobb out of the boiling water and add to another pot or large bowl of ice water. This is called blanching. After the corn has cooled down then you can starting work with it.

4. On cutting board with hold the cobb straight up,  with a knife start cutting the kernels downward.

5. Once you have cut all your corn, place the kernels on a baking sheet and place it in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.

6. Once the corn is frozen you can place it into a labeled freezer baggie.

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