Is it possible to freeze sweet corn on the cob? If so, how is it done? If not, please tell me how to freeze it off the cob. Thank you.
By Marian from Altoona, PA
Yes! It is Ok to freeze corn on the cob, and off the cob, some people I know will blanch the cob first, that is pop the whole thing as it is with the leaves I will call it pulled off, drop it in boiling water for about a minute, then take it out. Place it in the freezer.
Another way, in which I do it, is just take off all the leaves, and clean them up, pop them all in a freezer bag, and put them in the freezer, with a date on the bag of course.
I have tried both ways, we can't tell any difference in the different ways. So it is easier for me to just pop them in the freezer, voila, yummy corn on the cob, and then thaw, and I pop them in the microwave a minute per cob, we love them. (07/30/2010)
This link tells how to freeze fresh corn on the cob.
For off the cob, I blanch the corn three minutes and let drain. Cut off the cob carefully so you don't get the cob in your corn or it won't taste as good. Put cut corn into freezer bags and place in freezer after cooling. When preparing the sweet corn to serve, I put it into a covered bowl adding a packet of sugar and butter, salt and pepper to taste before microwaving. (07/30/2010)
We freeze corn on the cob every year that we have access to good "silver queen", as that is our favorite. All we do is check for possible "bugs" at the tip, and remove if there is one, then put in freezer zip type bags, or use the seal bags that pull the air out and heat seal. We have done both, and both work. We found one pack of 4 ears 15 months after they had been frozen, but after the normal time in microwave, straight from the freezer, you would think they had just been pulled from the field. We do not blanch, pull silks, or anything, just look for bugs, take excess outer husk off, cut bottom stem which is usually 3 or 4 inches too long, and get them in the freezer, which is the most important thing. Try it, works great, and you can do 5 dozen in very short order. We do that many each time, and we are no spring chickens, so enjoy.
Loretta from Theodore, AL (07/30/2010)
Yes, you can freeze corn on the cob! In fact, my husband and I think it is sweeter and better tasting after having been frozen. I always purchase large amounts of corn on the cob when it is on sale. I remove the husks and the silk and place 3 to 4 ears in heavy duty freezer bags. Then I pop them in the freezer and use them as needed. They freeze well for a very long time. I am still using some I froze last summer and they taste just as delicious as if I bought them yesterday. (07/30/2010)
I live alone and freeze corn on the cob as much as I can. Just take the husks off, put in zippy bag and freeze. When I want one I take out one, wrap in paper towel and nuke it for 4 minutes. (07/30/2010)
I have frozen corn without blanching too, but I had to throw it out. You should blanch it in boiling water for 3 minutes, put it immediately into a sink of ice water for 3 minutes, then put in freezer bags, being sure to get all the air out of the bags. Vegetables that are not blanched can have bacteria on them and cause you to get sick, as freezing doesn't kill it. (07/31/2010)
I froze corn both whole and cut it off the cob. I liked it both ways as the cut corn was great for casseroles and other dishes, while the whole corn was great during the winter when we craved corn on the cob. I blanch my corn for 3 minutes and either freeze it whole or cut it off the cob. I think it depends on what you want to do. (07/31/2010)
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