I participate in Jody Hardin’s Basket-A-Month Community Supported Agriculture program. When I picked up my basket last Saturday, I received 12 fresh ears of corn. Problem? I live in a two-person household, and we can’t possibly eat 12 ears of corn before some of them go bad.
Solution? Freeze ’em!
Freezing corn is very easy. Here’s what you do:
- Choose ears with thin, sweet milk; husk, de-silk, and wash.
- Blanch in boiling water for 4 minutes. Cool ears immediately; drain.
- Cut from cob about 2/3 the depth of the kernels. Don’t scrape in any milk.
- Pack in a freezer bag, leaving 1/2 inch of headroom.
- Seal; freeze.
Last year I froze several bags of corn and used them to make chili, chowder, soup, etc., during winter.
So, if you received extra corn like I did and don’t know what to do with them, freeze ’em! Don’t have corn to freeze? Get ’em at Certified Arkansas Farmers’ Market!