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How to Blanch and Freeze Fresh Corn

Freezer corn brings you the taste of summer all year long! Blanch and freeze summer corn for that fresh corn-on-the-cob taste. Full instructions for how to freeze corn.
Course Food Hacks & Semi-Homemade
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Calories 114kcal
Author Marsha Maxwell

Equipment

  • Cuisinart Electric Knife
  • Qimh Colander collapsible, Colander Strainer Over The Sink Vegetable/Fruit Colanders Strainers With Extendable Handles, Folding Strainer for Kitchen,6 Quart
  • Cuisinart 766-24 Chef's Classic 8-Quart Stockpot with Cover, silver

Ingredients

  • Fresh corn on the cob
  • Water
  • Ice
  • Zipper-type freezer bags 1 quart size

Instructions

  • Remove the husks and silk from the corn cobs. Cut off any brown or mushy spots.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Use tongs to place the corn cobs in the boiling water. Set a timer for six minutes. You do not need to wait for the water to return to a boil before starting the timer.
  • Meanwhile, prepare a large bowl of ice water.
  • Once the corn has been in the boiling water for six minutes, use tongs to transfer it to the ice water.
  • Leave the corn in ice water for about five minutes or until cooled.
  • Cut the corn kernels from the cob by placing each ear of corn vertically on a cutting board or baking tray, then cutting from top to bottom with a serrated knife or electric carving knife. Aim to cut off 2/3 of the corn kernel so you don't have pieces of cob stuck to the corn kernels.
  • Using a food scale or measuring cup, place one pound or 3 cups of corn in each freezer bag. Four medium/large ears of corn will yield one pound of kernels.
  • Press the air from the bags, seal them tightly, and place in the freezer.

  • Expiration: Blanched frozen corn will stay fresh for up to ten months.

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Notes

1g fat, 4g protein, 27g carbohydrate, 3g fiber

Nutrition

Serving: 3/4 cup | Calories: 114kcal