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How can a person freeze sweet corn on the cob?

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To freeze sweet corn on the cob, husk the corn and remove the silk, blanch the corn, cool, drain and bag the corn. A person may also choose to remove the kernels from the cob and freeze the kernels only.

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Freezing corn on the cob ensures the sweet corn can be enjoyed all year long. It takes only a few steps to freeze the corn in the proper manner.

Step 1: Clean the ears of corn

Gather the ears of corn and remove the husks. Be sure to remove all of the silk as well with a soft vegetable brush. Clean the ears of corn well under running water.

Step 2: Blanch the ears of corn

When freezing certain foods, blanching is a necessary step to destroy any enzymes that might cause the food to spoil. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. While waiting for the water to boil, get a large bowl filled with ice and water ready. Immerse the ears of corn in the boiling water. The time will vary from 7 to 11 minutes, depending on the size of the ear of corn. Remove the corn from the boiling water and immediately immerse in the ice water for the same amount of time as spent in the hot water.

Step 3: Drain and bag the corn

Allow the corn to drain on paper towels. When completely dry, vacuum seal and place in the freezer.

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