Driving down the country roads in Illinois, you’ll see plenty of roadside farm stands selling sweet corn. In the summer you can smell the scent of corn fields from blocks away. If the wind is blowing just right, I can smell the corn fields from our house. To savor the sweetness all year long, simply freeze sweet corn and come January, you’ll be glad you did!
My grandmother used to freeze sweet corn all the time. I always looked forward to Thanksgiving and Sunday dinners at her home. She’d ask me to go down in the cellar to get the sweet corn out of the freezer. It tasted just like it came right off the cob. So sweet and so flavorful!
First shuck the corn, then place the ears in a pot of boiling water and gently boil for a few minutes. Transfer the ears of corn into a big bowl of cold water and cool until comfortable to handle.
Using a sharp knife, cut the kernels off the corn cob. Try to get as close to the base of the kernels as possible.
Place the cut corn into a bowl and carefully break apart the kernels. Don’t be too rough. You want the kernels left as whole as possible.
Spoon the sweet corn into pint or quart-size freezer bags. Try not to pack them too full. You want them to lay flat on top of each other in the freezer. Simply place in the freezer and you’re done! So easy and so worth it!
Do you have favorite summer vegetables or fruits that you like to can or freeze? It’s such a great way to enjoy the bounty of summer all year long!
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