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Preparing and freezing sweet corn just picked from your home vegetable garden.
- The first step you want to do is blanch the corn in boiling water for about 5 minutes. Take out and let drain.
- Place an ear of corn in a baking pan, using a large sharp knife, cut the corn off the cob starting from the top down to the bottom. Try to cut corn as close to the cob without cutting into the cob. This will ensure that you’re retaining the sweetness.
- After the all of the corn has been cut off, it’s now time to place in 1 quart freezer bags. Fill the bags to the desired amount that your family normally eats. Try to remove as much air as possible from the freezer bags before sealing. This will help prevent ice crystals from forming inside the bag. Try to spread out the corn inside the bags to form a flat layer. This will help the corn freeze faster and also allows you to stack the bags easier in the freezer.
Depending on how much corn you eat, 8 – 10 dozen ears of corn should last you through the winter months. If your garden is not big enough to produce this much quantity, check your local farmers markets and buy from them. It’s almost like homegrown.
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