Sunday, January 31, 2016

Quickest, cheapest, least wasteful way to store fresh corn on the cob ... using nature's storage bags ;)

Our first summer on the farm we got overwhelmed with all the preserving we had to do all at once!!  Below is a post from our Facebook page a little later that year where I tried a few new tricks to save time and money while keeping our food for the year as fresh as possible.

I've been doing this for 3 years now and get perfect results every time :)
Enjoy!
11 month old corn - still fresh and yummy!

May 2014

I'm all about efficiency. What's the fastest, cheapest, least wasteful way to complete a task while maintaining the highest quality possible?

I've seen many ways to store corn but they all looked like way too much work! Last year I put my corn in the freezer without doing anything to it. The husk and fibers kept it safe from freezer burn and drying out.

Tonight I pulled out our last two ears from last year. They still taste like they were just picked!
Above is a picture of the two ears. I peeled one to show you what they look like after a year of freezing.


7 comments:

  1. Did you put the ears in a freezer bag or foil wrap or anything?

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    1. No I don't, the husk is enough protection for it that you don't need any extra paper or plastic. I put them right on the freezer rack.

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  2. Also, is the cooking time the same after freezing?

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    1. I usually boil mine, I add a few minutes. I've also grilled them but I soak them in salt water first for at least one hour, so they are completely defrosted by then and will not need any extra time.

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  3. How long does it take to thaw them before you can peel them ?

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    1. If I need the right away I run them under hot tap water for a minute and peal them right away. If not about 45min on the counter while I prep and start dinner is all they need.

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  4. I take them from freezer to the bbq grill with the husk on

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