Thursday, August 2, 2012

Too Much Corn- Part 1

What do you do when you have corn coming out of your ears?  There's a couple things I do-- one is cook...the other, of course, is to save.  My boss' family has a farm, and she came into work one day with her trunk full of corn.  I took many a ear, but then I didn't know what to do with it.

So I blanched and froze enough corn to take us through the winter.  Start with a huge stock pot of boiling water.  Husk all the corn and break into pieces.  I found this to be easier that boiling who corn cobs, and they're easier to stack in the freezer bags.

Boil corn for about 10 minutes.

Drain corn in colander and put into ice bath.  My ice bath was the other side of the sink with half cold water and half ice.

When the corn cools, put in freezer bags and store until needed.

Enjoy for as long as the corn lasts.  Considering I eat 3-4 ears of corn at a time, I don't think this frozen corn will last long :)


  1. I love corn! I actually find that it doesn't even take 10 minutes to cook, I usually pull mine out in maybe 5 minutes. Perhaps I like it a little more aldente. I see a lot of southwestern inspired dishes in your future...

  2. You can also use the de-cobber (super official term) and then use the corn in salads and others dishes. I find I easily use it up this way. I also will often grill the corn when I am cooking which adds a nice flavor.

  3. I de-cobb (Thanks Liz didn't know the term)and freeze them so I can add them to dishes. Didn't think to cook and freeze them on the cob