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Old 08-03-2010, 08:18 AM   #1
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Default Can I freeze corn, leaving it unshucked?

I really like baking my corn still in the husks. Can I freeze it, unshucked, and bake it later this winter, still in the husks?


Somehow, I don't think I can.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:52 AM   #2
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Actually, I think you can. I think my step mom did that last year.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:52 AM   #3
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http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf62502300.tip.html


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Corn-On-The-Cob:
  • Blanched: Clean and prepare cobs. Water-blanch small ears (1 1/4 inches or less in diameter) for 7 minutes, medium ear for 9 minutes, and larger ears (over 1 1/2 inches in diameter) for 11 minutes. Cool promptly and drain. Transfer to suitable containers, seal and freeze.
  • Unblanched: This is the easiest and fastest way to freeze corn-on-the-cob. Leaves husks on the cobs. Place the ears in a single layer on trays and cookie sheets or just place them directly in the freezer in a single layer. Freeze until firm (48 hours) and place them in large freezer-grade plastic bags for long-term freezing.
  • Boilable Bags: Clean and husk cobs and pack them in boilable bags. Add seasonings if desired, press out air and seal. Blanch bags for 5 minutes on either side. Cool immediately, pat bags dry and freeze.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:55 AM   #4
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:26 AM   #5
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My friend does that all the time. Works really good.
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:37 AM   #6
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I've tried it and we didn't care for it. In fact I've tried several ways to freeze it and the way we do it now works best for us.
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I've tried it and we didn't care for it. In fact I've tried several ways to freeze it and the way we do it now works best for us.
Please explain which way works best for you. I've tried freezing corn on the cob and it always comes out watery and mushy. What am I doing wrong?
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:25 AM   #8
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Please explain which way works best for you. I've tried freezing corn on the cob and it always comes out watery and mushy. What am I doing wrong?
I clean it real good and let the water run while cleaning. I also use a veggie brush to get some of the silks off and cut both ends off. Try not to leave it into the water while cleaning.


We like corn that's between the stage of good, but not to the point it's almost real meaty. I do blanch it for 6 to 7 minutes and take it out and put it in ice water. Let it set in the ice water until it's cold. I bought a large dish drainer to use just for this. After the corn is cold in the ice water take it out and put it into the drainer. When I think a lot of the water is off of it I either cut it off the cob with my electric knife or bag it for corn on the cob. It's real easy to do. I put about two cups of corn cut off into freezer bags too.
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Please explain which way works best for you. I've tried freezing corn on the cob and it always comes out watery and mushy. What am I doing wrong?

I don't let mine set in water any longer than necessary. When I get ready to fix the frozen corn on the cob I boil my water with a little sugar in it and cook it for about nine minutes. Same goes for the corn cut off and I don't use as much water.
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I wash and then freeze in the husks. I like to take out of freezer, pull some of the huck back and grill. Yummy !
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I wash and then freeze in the husks. I like to take out of freezer, pull some of the huck back and grill. Yummy !
HUH?? How do you wash it and freeze it in the husks? Do you strip it, wash and then rewrap it with the husks? Sorry, I don't get it.
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HUH?? How do you wash it and freeze it in the husks? Do you strip it, wash and then rewrap it with the husks? Sorry, I don't get it.

I don't understand either.
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HUH?? How do you wash it and freeze it in the husks? Do you strip it, wash and then rewrap it with the husks? Sorry, I don't get it.
Me either. I have always blanched them.
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For the 1st time, we froze some corn with the husks on and they are great. My MIL's hubby told us he's done this for years. We just leave a thin layer of husk on and freeze. Then when you are ready to cook, just take the husk off, clean and cook as usual. I don't think we cleaned it before.
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:31 PM   #15
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Sounds like to me mainer, washes the corn with the husk on and then freezes.

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My computer has been down all week, so I'm just now seeing this. I haven't read all the replies and if mine is a repeat, I'm sorry.
We have been freezing corn in the shuck for years.
In fact, I'm going to be putting some in the freezer in the next couple of days.
Here's our method:
Cut off both ends of the corn. Wrap each ear tightly in foil and freeze. Easy as can be!
When ready to cook, remove foil, leave in the shuck and cook in the microwave. Tastes just like fresh!
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Sorry I did not make it very clear....I was the corn with the husks on, wrap and freeze. Then take out, pull the husk back, put on salt and pepper, then grill. Sorry I was not around befire to answer you question.
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Sorry I did not make it very clear....I was the corn with the husks on, wrap and freeze. Then take out, pull the husk back, put on salt and pepper, then grill. Sorry I was not around befire to answer you question.

I don't know why but that sounds kinda kinky .
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