how to freeze sweet corn | 8 easy steps

One of the best tastes of summer is sweet corn!  It’s right up there with sweet tea and garden fresh cucumbers and tomatoes! I love how easy it is to preserve summer, not only in a jar, but my freezer! There’s nothing like pulling a bag of corn from the freezer and serving your family the tastes of July and August in the middle of a January blizzard. Your corn should be fairly fresh. {The fresher, the better!} The kernels should be plump, and not shriveled.   Tools and Utensils You’ll Need Make sure your sink has been scrubbed clean and disinfected properly Large pot – to boil the corn Tongs – for grabbing hot corn A clean place for the cobs to drain – clean dish drainer or clean kitchen towels. Something to cut the kernels off the cob – I like to use a corn cutter. If you don’t have this tool, you can use a sharp knife or electric knife. One Gallon Freezer Zippy Bags 1. Husk your corn It’s best to do this outside, if you can. {Otherwise you’ll have corn silk all over your kitchen!} Ahem. 😉 This is the time to gather extra help! Younger ones will like husking corn, and older kids will enjoy the experience when finding the occasional worm or two. Ha. Husbands are great corn shuckers, too! 😉 2. Blanch {boil} the ears of corn All fruits and vegetables contain enzymes that, over time, break down and destroy nutrients. It can change the color, flavor, and texture of food during frozen storage. Corn requires a brief heat treatment, called...
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