HOW TO BLANCH AND FREEZE SWEET CORN THE EASY WAY AND SEE HOW MANY QUARTS YOU GET FROM A BUSHEL OF CORN!
I said I wasn’t going to freeze any corn this year, but somehow hubby talked me into it. I’m to that point in my life where it’s just easier to go to the store and buy a bag of frozen corn, until we happened across this corn.
Every week I stop at the farmers market before I go to work. Corn sounded good so I picked up 6 ears from Bronson Farms booth. I’m always hesitant to purchase to many ears in case they’re bland and flavorless, but this stuff was amazing. It was so good I continued to buy a dozen every week.
I started following them on Facebook and noticed they had a special going…..a bushel of sweet corn for $20. That’s when hubby talked me into it, he said he’d help with the processing so I caved and bought a bushel.
And true to his word with both of us working it took only 2 hours to complete the task. That included shucking the corn, cleaning up the kitchen, starting the dishwasher, and placing it in the freezer. I guess two hours of work was worth having delicious, fresh, sweet corn all winter long.
Here’s the method I use for freezing corn:
- Fresh picked corn works best, try and process it immediately after picking.
- Shuck and wash corn.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil and boil corn for 3 minutes.
- Plunge corn into a cold water bath, I add ice to mine but just cold tap water will work if that’s all you have.
- Once corn is cool, it takes about 3 minutes, place on your counter lined with towels to let drain.
- Either cut corn from the cob or use a corn stripper tool, there’s several on the market just use the one you like the best.
- Place 2 cups of corn into a quart size bag.
- Place quart size bags into a larger ziplock (2 gallon is what I use).
- One Bushel = 20/2C bags.
- Enjoy fresh corn all winter long.