Monday, October 26, 2009

Great Corn All Year Long. Recipe: Corn

The worst things about the end of the summer is the end of the sweet corn crop.

I remember my sister Mary use to freeze corn and enjoy it all winter long. Here is a quick and easy way to have sweet corn until you can get it again at the Farmer's Market next year.

Fresh, Frozen Sweet Corn:

1)Cut the corn off the cob (a messy job!)

2)Put corn in a pot of boiling water.

3)Turn the heat to low and cover the pot. Bring the corn to a slow boil and boil for 2 minutes.

4)Ladle the corn into your containers and leave about 1” of air space at the top for any expansion.

5)Allow to cool in a cold water bath before placing in the freezer.

A bushel of corn (about 60 ears) will yield between 6 to 10 quarts of whole grain corn to freeze.

When you do use the corn for a meal you can add flavorings then. I love good old butter and salt to taste.