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I have more corn from the garden than we can eat. I normally give it away but thought I might try freezing some.
It was picked three days ago...did I wait too long?
If not, is it best to cook, remove from cob and freeze? or freeze the entire cob?
If it is too late, we'll eat and give away what we have and freeze freshly picked corn.
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I still have some in the fridge I bought Friday I need to do. You should be fine. Just cut out any bad spots. I've had spotty results with freezing on the cob. Usually, I cut from the cob. Bring a pot of salted water to full boil, dump the corn into it, leave it in for about 2-3 minutes, then pour into a collander. Run & rinse with cold water, drain, & bag. Uusally like 2-3 c per bag.

I always do enough every year to make it through until the corn comes back in! We cook a lot of chicken corn soup in the winter, so I need my local swee corn! I just used my last bag in May, right before the local came back.

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MissMommyNiceNice - thanks. I thought I was supposed to cut it off the cob after after I cook it! We are going to eat and give away this bunch. A friend stopped by after I posted and took some and a neighbor saw and asked for some too. So, we'll eat the rest. I'll freeze the next batch picked. We don't normally eat corn in the winter, just on the cob in the summer. (I think I buy two packages all year.)But I thought I would use it if I had if frozen.
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Growing up in Iowa we would have huge family sweet corn freezing days. Grandpa and Dad would bring in full truck loads from the field. Kids would shuck the corn and mom/grandma would blanch it. Then they would throw it in a tub of cold water to cool it. Once cooled, we would cut it off the ear, add a little bit of water to each bag and freeze it. What great memories.
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Growing up in Iowa we would have huge family sweet corn freezing days. Grandpa and Dad would bring in full truck loads from the field. Kids would shuck the corn and mom/grandma would blanch it. Then they would throw it in a tub of cold water to cool it. Once cooled, we would cut it off the ear, add a little bit of water to each bag and freeze it. What great memories.
This is exactly how we did it too, just not in such large quantities! Sounds like fun!
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