Freezing Corn


August 10, 2011 by Sara Kreidler

There’s really nothing like fresh corn on the cob.  But when you have too much corn and not enough time to eat it, freezing it is the way to go.

First, take the corn outside, if possible, and shuck it.  Shucking corn makes a freaking mess, so I do it in my yard.  Remove as much of the silk as you can.  Then bring the shucked corn back inside and rinse it under cold running water, removing any remaining silk.

As you can see, I didn’t do a very good job of removing the silk.  Still, the corn is so pretty up close.

Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil.  Put the corn in the pot and boil for 2 minutes.

Use tongs to remove the corn from the boiling water and transfer corn to an ice water bath.  Shock the corn in the ice water for 2 minutes.

Remove the corn from the ice water and pull off any remaining strands of silk.  Stand an ear of corn on its end and use a large, sharp knife to cut the kernels off of the cob.

Repeat until all of the corn is off the cobs and you have a big old pile of kernels.

Transfer kernels to a freezer bag, squeeze out as much air as possible, seal and toss in the freezer.  When you’re ready to eat the corn, heat it in a pan or in the microwave with a tablespoon of water, a pat of butter, and salt and pepper.

7 thoughts on “Freezing Corn

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