Drying and freezing corn – 2 ways
Every year I plant corn, it is a staple in our house. The good thing is that even in years where we get a bumper crop we can easily save it for later.
Food Saver Series: Corn
To dry corn you will need to blanche them first for 5 minutes on the cob, plunge into ice water bath. Cut the kernels off the cob and spread on drying tray. You will want to use a mesh drying tray because once dry the corn is quite small. They will take 8-12 hours to dry.
Whole corn cobs:
To freeze whole corn cobs you will need to blanche the whole cobs 5-6 minutes, five for small, six for larger. Plunge into ice water bath. Wrap each cob individually in plastic wrap and place in plastic freezer bags. Depending on the size of the cobs, I can usually get 4-5 per 1 gallon plastic bag.
Freezing corn kernels:
To freeze kernels you will start by blanching also. Blanche whole cobs 5-6 minutes, five for small, six for larger. Plunge into ice water bath, cut the kernels off the cob and spread on baking sheets lined with wax paper or freezer safe silicon mat.
Have a great day!
Check back next Friday when I talk about how to dry apples and how to make and freeze applesauce and apple pie filling!