Thursday, August 11, 2011

Freezing Sweet Corn

Now that it is sweet corn season, I am sure many of you are enjoying fresh sweet corn on the cob.  Did you  know you can easily freeze it and have that same great taste year round?  You don't have to blanch it before hand either.  All you need is sweet corn, sugar, salt, and freezer bags or containers.

My family has been using this recipe for a long time.  Each summer my grandfather would grow sweet corn, planted with the planter of course.  He would plant enough for all of his five children to harvest as well as have some extra for selling.  Our favorite was Peaches and Cream variety.

Husk and clean the corn.  Place it in ice water to cool.  Cut if off of the cob.  Be sure to cut off any bad spots beforehand....and worms.  If you want to make a smaller batch just cut the recipe down and mix accordingly.

20 cups of sweet corn cut off of the cob
1 scant cup of sugar (less if you don't want it as sweet)
1/4 cup of salt

Mix well.  The more you mix it the creamier it will be.  Place in freezer containers or freezer bags and place in the freezer.  Cook as you would any frozen corn except it is usually not necessary to add water to this recipe while cooking.

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