Top of the morning to you. We are learning how to make and freeze sweet corn today.
Here is a list of items you will need to start:
- Two bowls or one bowl and a cake pan
- Knife of choice
- Garbage can or animals who like scraps
- Quart Freezer bags
- Funnel (optional)
- Large Spoon
Now that you have what you need the first step is to shuck the corn.After you have shucked all of the corn and have taken the silks off, put the ears of corn in your sink and wash them off.
Once they are washed and all remaining silks removed, bring them to your work area to begin cutting the corn off of the cob. Use your large bowl or cake pan for this and your knife of choice. Start cutting from the top and work your way down.Place empty cobs in another bowl to take out to the animals or throw them away in the garbage can.
Once all of the corn is off the cob, it is now time to start measuring the corn and dumping it into your large pot on the stove.
Recipe for a single batch of sweet corn:
- 8 cups of corn
- 2 cups water
- 2 Tbls sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 pound or 1 stick of butter
Measure your corn first to determine if you will have a single, double or triple batch. Once that is determined you can now measure the other ingredients accordingly.
You should now have all of the items listed above in your large pot. Stirring often with large spoon, heat the mixture on medium high until you bring it to a boil. At that point you boil it for 5 minutes then remove it from the heat.
Your next step is to cool the corn. This can be done a couple different ways.
- Fill a large bowl with ice and set pot in it. Stir off and on to release steam, allowing it to cool faster.
- Scoop corn into cake pans and place in fridge to cool.
After your sweet corn has cooled it is now time to scoop it into your freezer bags. You can use the funnel for this to keep the stickiness of the corn away from where it seals. Fill bag 3/4 full or less with ladle or large spoon, seal bag well and place on cookie sheet and flatten.You can mark your bags before or after your corn is in them.When all of your corn is bagged and on the cookie sheet or sheets, you may now put them in your freezer. After the corn is frozen you can remove them from the cookie sheet. Notice how nicely they stack in the freezer because they were frozen evenly and flat.Last but not least. Pull corn out of freezer and use as desired:).
I would say you are now an expert on how to make and freeze sweet corn.For another tutorial visit How to make Sauerkraut
Signing off – Heather Earles