Putting Up Corn on the Cob for Winter
Putting Up Corn on the Cob
While corn is plentiful in the summer months, prepare them for the freezer and use them well into the fall and winter. Have you priced the ones in the freezer section of your grocery store? With very little work, you can save on your picnic needs and put some away for winter use.
In the summer months, you can get Evans City corn on Babcock Boulevard which is famed to be the best in Pennsylvania. You can also go to the Aspinwall Flea Market on Sunday mornings and get some from the King family known as Freedom Farms.
Shuck the corn making sure to get all of the silk off of the ears of corn.
Prepare a canning pot with boiling water. Add a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of sugar to the water.
Individually dip the ears of corn into the boiling water for 30 seconds. Do not overcook.
Place the blanched ears of corn on paper towels and dry completely. Place cooled ears of corn into a freezer bag and fill 3/4 full. Let the bags cool completely and then remove all air from bag and seal. Place the bag into the freezer.
By drying the ears individually and placing them into the bag totally cooled you can remove them from the bag and use them one by one.
NEWEST METHOD OF HUSKING CORN
First, cut the end off the ear of corn that was attached to the stalk.
Next, pull the ear of corn free of the silk holding onto the closed silk end.