Do your like sweet corn? That is probably a dumb question, If you didn’t, you wouldn’t be here. I am going to talk about how to freeze fresh corn in the husk. After that I will add a few ways to cook it too.
You can keep frozen sweet corn in the husk for around 4 months. That gives you almost enough time to have another crop planted before needing to finish the frozen off. Therefore learning how to freeze fresh corn in the husk will give you this luxury.
Nothing is better than grilled corn on the cob in my opinion. Thaw the frozen ears out and throw them on the grill shuck and all. You can check for worms if you like but they are already dead from the freezer. If not they will soon be dead from the heat.
I am from the country, little things like a worm on an ear of corn is nothing to worry about around here. I would rather find a corn ear worm once in awhile than to be eating GMO corn. GMO is made in a test tube with insecticide already built into the corn.
Freezing Sweet Corn Without Blanching
Find the freshest sweet corn that you can find. The freshest you can find would naturally come from your own garden. You can read my article on growing sweet corn in the garden here.
To keep the corn as fresh as possible, chill it as soon as you pick it. Don’t leave it set in the fridge for a few days. Leaving it in the fridge will lessen the quality of your corn.
Leaving the husk snug against the ear will also help prevent freezer burn. Cut the silk and growing stalk off if you like.
Plastic wrap along with ziplock bags work good for freezing corn. Wrap each ear of corn tightly in plastic wrap. Place the wrapped ears in ziplock bags and throw in your freezer. Store it in your freezer until you are ready to cook the corn.
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Ready To Eat! How To Freeze Fresh Corn In The Husk
Ways that you can enjoy your sweet corn. There are several ways to cook your corn after freezing.
The Easiest Way to Microwave Corn on the Cob. Cooking times will also vary based on your microwave. For 1 ear of corn, leave the husk on and place in the microwave oven. Cook the ear of sweet corn for approximately 5 minutes. This time may vary, see above. This is something you will also have to experiment with.
Add an additional 2 minutes for each ear of corn over the one ear. Therefore if your corn seems over cooked you can reduce the time by a couple of minutes the next time.
Be careful because it will be hot. Using a towel or something you can get the corn out of the microwave. Cut the bottom of the ear off and slide the husk and silk all at once. Butter, salt and pepper to taste and enjoy.
Cooking Sweet Corn In A Pot
In a large pot, add enough water to make it around 2/3 full. Bring the water to a boil and add your corn. Be careful as adding too much can overfill the pot also it can cause the water to boil over.
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Just before cooking, Thaw and husk the corn, pull off the silk, and cut out any blemishes with a kitchen knife. Drop the corn into the large pot filled with boiling water.
Cover the pot and let the water return to a boil. Turn off the heat and keep the pot covered. After around 5 minutes,you can get enough corn out to serve everyone. Keep the remaining corn warm in the water for another 10 minutes or so without becoming tough.
Just as with the microwave method above, be careful because it will be hot. Add your butter, salt and enjoy it this way also.
Ever Had A Crawfish Boil
This makes more than 15 pounds of food. There is no wrong way to eat crawfish aka crawdads.
Things You Will Need
- 9 gallons water
- 4 (4-oz.) packages seafood boil
- 4 cups kosher salt
- 1/2 cup creole seasoning
- 10 lemons cut in half
- 4 large oranges cut in fourth’s
- 4 garlic heads cut in half croswise
- 8 small yellow onions cut in half
- 4 pounds small red potatoes cut in half
- 15 pounds crawfish
- 8 ears sweet corn with the husks removed
- 3 pounds polish sausage
How To Make The Crawfish Boil
Bring 4 1/2 gallons water to a rolling boil in a 40 to 80 quart stockpot over high.
Add seafood boil, salt, Creole seasoning, bay leaves, lemons, garlic, and onions. Stir until spices are dissolved.
Add potatoes; return to a boil. Boil 20 minutes. Add sausage; simmer 5 minutes.
Cut each ear of corn into 4 pieces, and add to pot. Simmer 10 minutes.
(If you lose your boil at any point, cover with a lid to return it to a simmer.) Add crawfish, and simmer 5-10 minutes.
Cover a picnic table with newspaper. Drain your pot of crawfish, Sweet corn, Potatoes and other ingredients through a large drainage pan.
Serve with dipping sauce of your choice and enjoy.
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Conclusion On How To Freeze Fresh Corn In The Husk
I mentioned at the very beginning about grilling sweet corn. I do check for worms around the top of the ear. When I am grilling out side I put as many ears as we need on the grill with everything else. I leave the husk on and keep it turned. If there is a top rack in the grill that is where I cook it.
When the husk is dried out and starts to look a little brown the corn is usually done. I check a couple of ears to make sure before bringing it in. This works almost as good as the microwave by cutting the bottom of the ear off. The shuck and silk usually slide right off. Then butter and salt to taste.
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