Thursday, August 7, 2008


This past Winter we enjoyed corn that I froze last summer. I was aprehensive about it when I did it as I thought it would be terrible. I froze late summer corn. It was on the tough side and I thought, well in the dead of Winter I will be grateful for this taste of summer. I was right. It froze really well.

There are two dozen ears in this pot waiting for their destiny.
That's about six ears there. All told it made about 14 cups of kernels. A serrated knife works excellent. I place a huge stainless steel bowl in the sink. Hold up an ear and slice downward. It cuts like butter.
I place the corn in freezer bags and suck the access air out. You can use a plastic straw for this. Once the air is out I smooth out the bag. I lay them individually in the freezer so that there is even freezing.

Then in the middle of winter you can have a corn salad. Or you can have a fesh one now.

Corn Salad

1/2 cup chopped bell pepper, I prefer red
2 green onions, sliced thin
1 cup of corn
1 avocado chopped
1/2 cup hearts of palm, chopped
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine all and enjoy.


kat said...

with the Minnesota sweet corn coming into season this week I should stock up & freeze a bunch

Brentwood Kitchen Shopper said...

mmm love corn. great idea.

Grace said...

i'm a corn hoarder--my freezer is full of it. :) great tip about the straw, i had never heard that before!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Wow that's a lot of corn!

Shelly said...

An electric knife works really great too, that's what I use and it speeds things up - keeps you from getting tired if you're doing a lot of ears of corn.