How to Freeze Corn

cornIf you are looking for a way to store fresh corn on the cob that you won’t be eating right away, here’s how to freeze corn in six easy steps.

  1. Fill a large stockpot with water, and bring the water to a boil over high heat.
  2. While the water is heating up, prepare the corn by husking it and removing the silky threads.
  3. When the water is boiling, add a few corn ears at a time to blanch them. Simply drop the ears in the water, cook them for 4 minutes, and then pull out the blanched ears and place them in a bowl of ice water for another 4 minutes.
  4. Use a sharp knife to cut the kernels off the cob.
  5. Bag the cut corn in freezer bags, or use a FoodSaver to seal the kernels tightly in plastic to avoid freezer burn. Write the date on the bag with a black marker and then place the bags in the freezer.
  6. When you are ready to use the frozen corn, simply boil it in water long enough to heat it up. There is no need to cook the frozen corn because it has already been cooked during the blanching process.

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