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Freezing Corn

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I've never really frozen fresh veges since the rare occasions that I have, haven't worked out well. LOL (freezer burn, mushy, etc)

The farmer co-op where I get my produce has a bunch of extra corn on the cob they're selling cheap and I was figuring on getting a bag of it and freezing some of it. But I keep reading differing opinions on how to do it (blanching, not blanching) and how well it'll taste when you un-freeze and cook later.

Anyone have personal experience freezing corn cobs and care to share what they did and how it turned out?
 

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We've been doing it 4 decades. What we'd do is wrap 3 to 6 together in plastic wrap very thoroughly, and just put them in there like that. Let them thaw naturally and cook them, tasted good. (not quite as good as straight out o the garden, but nothing is quite that good.}
 

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We've been doing it 4 decades. What we'd do is wrap 3 to 6 together in plastic wrap very thoroughly, and just put them in there like that. Let them thaw naturally and cook them, tasted good. (not quite as good as straight out o the garden, but nothing is quite that good.}
You don't blanch? I just stuck 4 in the freezer last week. I shucked them, put them in a ziplock inside of another ziplock and tossed them in the freezer. Ice crystals formed in the bad, though.

Then I read that maybe I should have blanched them. I've never blanched anything, so I never even considered it. LOL
 

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You don't blanch? I just stuck 4 in the freezer last week. I shucked them, put them in a ziplock inside of another ziplock and tossed them in the freezer. Ice crystals formed in the bad, though.

Then I read that maybe I should have blanched them. I've never blanched anything, so I never even considered it. LOL
yes, blanch. they'll be fine that way. yum.
 

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You don't blanch? I just stuck 4 in the freezer last week. I shucked them, put them in a ziplock inside of another ziplock and tossed them in the freezer. Ice crystals formed in the bad, though.

Then I read that maybe I should have blanched them. I've never blanched anything, so I never even considered it. LOL

Hm. I'll ask my mother... maybe there was a step in there that I missed. :mrgreen:
 

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isn't corn meant to come out of the freezer looking the same as it went in, or am i thinking of something else :confused:
 

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Hm. I'll ask my mother... maybe there was a step in there that I missed. :mrgreen:
When I did a search online, I saw people in both camps. Some said to blanch, some said not to bother. That's why I thought I'd ask so I could see if anyone here had done one or the other. LOL
 
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