There are few things in life better than fresh corn, but it has a very short growing season and it seems to follow the feast or famine cliché. If you’re fortunate enough to have a crop of fresh corn, you just have a few days to preserve it.
Canning corn is a lengthy process and it causes the corn to lose a lot of flavor. Do yourself a favor and ditch the pressure canner, grab some baggies, and freeze it! It’s one our favorite ways of preserving corn for the winter months!
How to Make Freezer Corn
Shuck all of the corn and soak in cold water. This will allow the remaining silks to float off, making cleaning a breeze.
Grab a sharp knife and slice the corn from the cob. I like to use a Santoku knife over a large rimmed baking sheet.
Scoop the corn into portions and pour into a quart freezer bag. You can also use the Food Saver steam bags. Just throw in a pat of butter, salt, and pepper and seal. Then freeze. Later, you can pop your freezer corn in the microwave for dinner, just like the store bought ones but with all the fresh tasting goodness of fresh corn!
The best thing about freezer corn is that there is no need to blanch or flash freeze. You can even skip a big step and freeze it directly on the cob!