Freezing Sweet corn?

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  1. mischief

    mischief Senior Member

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    Can you freeze sweet corn cobs complete with husks(?) on without steaming/blanching them?

    I tried steaming the cobs before freezing last year and they didnt turn out very nice after a bout in the freezer.

    Would it be better to just make corn chowder and freeze or preserve that?
     
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    mischief, the corn last year was cooked and left on or off the cob?
    I'd blanch it quickly in unsalted water, drain it, cut it off the cob and pack it with as little air as possible, like rolled up tightly in bags.
    I generally wouldn't put veggies into the freezer raw, you'll tend to get really sad, floppy, deflated things when they defrost.
    I've read that leaving corn on the cob in the freezer taints it, I also imagine trying to use corn from off a defrosted cob could be a real pain.
    My other worry would be filling up your freezer with unprocessed corn...
    I'd try doing it the "old-school' way again: I think that's your best bet.
     
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    I blanched it on the cob and then froze it but it was sad when it defrosted.
    Still ate it, just in soups and stews where it didnt show.

    We've never had enough to freeze or process before cos the kids ate it all in cornfests.
    Have to find my old recipe books.
     
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    I just tossed my corn in the freezer as it was the day it was picked, just put it in plastic bags, no need to blanch...turned out fine.
     
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    I blanch, just bring it to a boil,then quickly drop in ice water shake dry and freeze
    tastes not bad.
     
  6. SueUSA

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    I do what Teela does: shuck it, clean it, wipe it dry, bag it, remove as much air as you can, seal and freeze.

    BUT... I have heard that some people put it in cloth sacks in the freezer unshucked, and it comes out wonderful. But I haven't tried it.

    Sue

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