Let’s Get Shucking

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The corn crop in Indiana has been really nice this year. It’s an awesome sight to drive down the country roads lined with corn on both sides. Although Indiana is known for many crops, corn is the main one.

I know I posted how I prepare corn for the freezer last year, but thought I would post it again because of the questions I’ve received recently.

FREEZING CORN

Freezing corn is a pretty simple process.

Shuck all the corn making sure to remove as much silk as possible
Place corn in boiling water for 3-5 minutes
Remove the corn carefully and place in a cold water pan for approximately 10 minutes
Remove from the cold water pan and place the corn on a towel to dry for a few minutes
Place the corn ears in to a freezer bag and remove as much air as possible
Or, if you wish cut the corn carefully from the cob and place in freezer bags.
Corn will keep in the freezer for around one year

It’s Corn Time

It’s corn time and the crop this year is really nice. I went to the farm yesterday and, after staring at what seemed at endless fields of corn, I purchased a couple of bushels. Then…..I blanched and processed corn the rest of the day. I gotta say I just love this time of year. Store bought corn just doesn’t compare to the taste of fresh corn that has been frozen at just the perfect ripeness. I thought I’d share my processing method with you for your corn harvest this year.

First I put a big ole pot of water on the stove to boil. And, since watched pots never boil, I got busy shucking the corn while I’m waiting. Try to remove all those silky threads. When the water boils just put several ears of corn in the pot. I boil the ears for three to five minutes and then place them in another pot, take the pot to the sink and fill it with cold water. Let the corn sit in the cold water about ten minutes or until it cools. Remove the corn and place on a towel to dry for a bit. After that it’s up to you. You can cut the corn from the ear (watch yer fingers) and place in bags or just place the whole ears in bags.

When you are ready to eat the corn just plop the cut corn in a pan with a little water, buddda and salt or whatever yer taste buds are tellin’ you to do. If you are cooking the whole corn on the cob get some water boiling, add a teaspoon of sugar and boil until tender. It only takes a few minutes. Yum!