We're heading into the last couple of weeks for sweet corn around here and that means get it or lose it. Today I'm going to try something I've never bothered with in other years and that is, get a whole bunch of Collinsville sweet corn and freeze it for winter.
Keller Farms put up a Facebook post explaining the best way to do this.
Clean corn by removing husk and silk.
-Place corn in boiling water, when water returns to a boil cook about 1 to 2 minutes.
-Remove corn and immediately place in ice water until completely chilled and you cannot feel any heat when held.
-Remove corn from water and drain well.
-Remove kernels from cob and place in freezer bags or containers.
I also came across a food site which recommended using a bundt pan to remove the kernals-put the narrow end of the cob into the hole in the bundt pan and then cut down. The kernals fall into the pan and not all over your counter. I also bought a corn shaver at Bed Bath and Beyond yesterday to make the cutting easier. This is the one I got because it was recommended to me by someone who recently cut up a lot of corn. I looked at this one but thought it looked impossible. The mandolin type is just too dangerous, and the guy who used an electric drill (better left alone) was just too weird. So we'll see how it goes.
I love the idea of opening a freezer bag of fresh sweet corn in January.