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How to Freeze Corn on the Cob

Know How to Freeze Corn on the Cob So You Can Enjoy it Anytime

Freezing corn is the best way to store the excess supply of corn for the future. You can then prepare any corn dish you desire, even if fresh corn isn't available in the market. Let's find out how we can freeze corn from the following article.
Bhakti Satalkar
Last Updated: Mar 14, 2018
In winter it's difficult to get hold of fresh products. We have to then bank on frozen or canned products.
Most of the time, a lot of preservatives are added to preserve foods, which is definitely not healthy. Instead of consuming these preservatives, it's better to freeze foods, so as to ensure year-long supply of corn. Moreover, if you've had plenty of corn at a particular time, it's better to freeze the excess, and save it for a rainy day! Let's figure out how it's done.
Using the Blanching Method
The best way to freeze corn is by using the blanching method. Blanching help slow down certain enzymes present in the corn, which result in its deterioration and spoilage. Blanched foods can be used for longer.
However, before we head to the blanching process, there are a few factors that need to be taken into consideration.
  • The first step is to remove the husk from the corn. This is because the husk uses up a lot of storage space. Moreover, if the husk is removed, the corn is not likely to spoil soon. Therefore remove the husk, along with the silk from the corn before you proceed to freeze it. Then again, it's also important to discard the husks, because these husks can give micro-organisms the perfect environment to breed; between the kernels and the husk of the corn.
  • Next, take a large pot depending on the number of corns you have. Fill the pot with water, such that ¾ of the pot has been filled. Bring this water to a boil.
  • Add the corn to this boiling water.
  • Place a lid onto the pot and allow the corn to blanch for about 4 to 6 minutes.
  • While the corn is blanching, in another large pot pour ice-cold water.
  • As soon as the blanching is done, remove the corn from the hot water and put it into the pot of cold water.
  • This quick transfer of corn from hot to cold water will prevent it from overcooking.
  • Leave the corn in this cold water for another 4-6 minutes.
  • Then, remove the corn from the water and drain thoroughly. Dry the corn with the help of a kitchen towel, and place them in vacuum seal bags. This will help prevent freezer burns and will prevent the corn from dying.
  • Label the bag with the date of freezing, so that you know when the bag was frozen.
When you want to use the corn, remove it from the freezer, and defrost it either in the microwave or in a double boiler. Since they've been blanched, you just have to heat it before adding the corn to recipes. So you can have your creamed corn casserole in no time. What a perfect dish to dig into during the cold winter months!
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