Well folks, it’s that time of year again! That’s right! Time is flying by faster than I can bare. Weeds are growing quite nice and tall in the garden, 😉 the house could use a little tidying up 😬, but the hounds are running bear every chance Wayne and I get 😁….it must be summer!! It’s also the time of year for preserving your harvest. Well in my case, preserving what someone else harvested, haha. We did grow a patch of sweet corn for ourselves this year and a few patches of indian corn. The sweet corn didn’t do so well in the germination process, but every single seed of indian corn took….go figure! So once again, we bought our sweet corn from some local produce sellers in town. It was excellent corn, grown in the Green Bay area. Nice big cobs of beautiful bi-color super sweet and plump kernels. Scrumptious!! I would say freezer sweet corn is one of the most eaten vegetables throughout the year in this household. It makes an excellent side dish all by itself, or add it to mexican dishes, casseroles, soups, etc. It is so fast to prepare once put up, just heat and eat! I use my Grandma Thomas’ recipe for freezer corn. It is the best freezer corn I have ever tasted, and most people who try it, say the same. Pretty simple and very handy to have in the freezer.
So now that we have a tested and true recipe to use, the past few years we’ve been working on a way to get the kernels of corn off the cob as fast and efficiently as possible. Most of the recipes I see call for you to first cook the corn, then remove the kernels from the cob. Now this is entirely personal preference, and for a few different reasons, I prefer to remove the kernels before cooking.
#1 – It works so easy when you see how we remove the kernels with a drill
#2 – All of the sweet juices from the corn don’t get cooked out
#3 – Gramma said so 🙂
This does make a little bit of a mess. If you can plan to do it on a nice day outside, it makes for some pretty quick clean-up. An extra hand or two is also handy for husking the corn. The cows didn’t seem to mind getting rid of the husks up for us 😉
You can watch the video here… How to – corn off the cob! Wayne working his magic!
Wayne’s niece, her husband, and their little peanut Maggie combined efforts to put up this years corn. We all helped share the load, then we spilt up the bounty afterwards, which was a really nice way to get a few extra helping hands!
We had about 16 dozen ears of corn, and it took us somewhere around 45 minutes to get it husked, off the cob and cleaned up. Our next step was to cook it, which took about 1 1/2 hours with all the slow heating and cooling down enough to put into the fridge. We kept it refridgerated overnight, then packaged it the next day. With 2 of us packaging the corn I would say we were done with that in about and hour and the whole mess was cleaned up! Now we have a good amount of corn to carry us over the winter and hopefully last until next corning season!
Good luck with your corn, let me know if you try this recipe and how you like it!!