How to Freeze Sweet Corn (& Lock in the Taste of Summer)

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The Green Giant team (and Sprout!) recently visited our fields in Le Sueur, Minnesota, and we were given some of the sweet corn harvest – too much to eat right away.

 

In order to preserve the corn to enjoy it later, we took similar steps as we do for you for our frozen packaged corn: harvest, husk, wash, blanche, chill, cut, package and freeze.

 

HOW TO FREEZE CORN

 

For a taste of summer this winter, try preserving some fresh sweet corn in your freezer. Here’s how.

 

1. Harvest the corn from your garden or just pick up some from the grocery store.

 

2. Husk the corn – pull the husk from the corn and trim the cob.

 

3. Wash the corn – remove the corn silk with a small brush or by hand.

 

4. Blanche the corn – put the corn in boiling water and boil for 4-6 minutes.

 

5. Cool the corn – carefully remove the corn from the boiling water and place in ice water until cooled.

 

6. Cut the corn from the cob – use a knife to slice the corn kernels from the cob.

 

7. Package the corn into sturdy freezer bags and seal shut.

 

8. Place your corn in the freezer – be sure to write the date of freezing on the bag.

 

What’s your favorite vegetable to eat fresh from the garden?

 

Do you ever freeze your own fresh vegetables? If not, don’t worry – we’ll do it for you!