Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cob job

Today I brought home fifteen dozen ears of corn.  Hubby and I went to work.

Does anyone else think that corn silks are yummy?  Give 'em a try sometime.

Blanch for three minutes.

Cut the kernels from the cob.  Electric knives are useful for this task.  Drain the kernels.

Scoop into quart-sized bags.  2KX = 2010.

This year with two of us working on it, it only took us five hours from start to finish.  Not too bad for a year's worth of frozen corn.


Erin said...

Awesome! I will be doing the same thing soon, wish hubby was here to help!

Mama Pea said...

Corn silks are yummy? Huh? What do you do with them?

We just simply don't have access to organically grown corn on the cob up here so that's one veggies I can't put by and we really, really miss it. Maybe when I'm feeling super-ambitious one of these summers, I'll try growing a short season corn again. But it's usually an exercise in futility!

miSz tUna said...

Ohh.. I love corns. Well done :) They look beautiful.

meemsnyc said...

Oh my, that is awesome! Wait, you can eat corn silk? LOL.

Prairie Cat said...

I came across your blog by chance, and I must say, I have enjoyed reading!

I tried to save some corn awhile ago by freezing it - and did all of the same steps except for draining. The corn formed a solid mass and it was so stuck together, I couldn't even chops parts of it off.

Do you have that problem, or is that why you drain it completely?

Jo said...

Hey Erin -- Wish we lived closer, I'd send my hubby over to help! :)

Hello Mama Pea -- Yeah, organic corn was hard to come by this summer. I have to settle for local (3 miles away) and conventional. My corn growing has so far certainly an exercise in futility.

Hello Hazwani -- Thanks, I didn't grow them, but we will enjoy eating them!

Hey Meemsnyc -- Yes! Not the dry brown silks, but the white juicy silks on the inside. So sweet and nummy!

Howdy Prairie Cat -- Glad to hear form you. Our frozen corn does end up in a solid frozen mass, but we put the corn in quart-sized bags so we have just enough for a meal. We put the bags in warm water for a little while before supper, so it defrosts enough to fit into a pan for cooking. Don't give up! :)