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Groves
08-06-2011, 11:44 AM
As far back as I can remember, our family has enjoyed corn all year 'round through the miracle technology of the deep freezer.

Simple, really.

Boil corn. Cool rapidly. Cut it off the cob. Put into containers. Freeze. Enjoy any time we want.


I suppose each step could be debated, but what I'm looking for is how long you boil.

Some people are religious about 3min or less. Others go 11min.

I should know this after 40years of life, but somehow my brain has chosen to retain instead the pronunciation of Troy Polamalu's name and the theme song to Magnum P.I.

For this reason, I'd like to know how long you gents boil your corn.

Stewie
08-06-2011, 11:49 AM
Some company does this for me. It's in the frozen food section and sells for 79 cents per pound on sale. :p

Coogs
08-06-2011, 11:53 AM
What we do is bring the water to a boil... add corn, which makes it stop boiling... put a lid on the pot... and when the water returns to a boil we remove the corn.

After taking it out of the pot, we then place it in ice water for a few minutes before cutting the corn off of the cob. We just did this about two weeks ago at my MIL's. Put up about 40 quarts in the freezer plus a couple of batches off of the cob for lunch and dinner.

Try this method on one batch. You won't be disappointed in the results.

HonestChieffan
08-06-2011, 11:55 AM
No corn this year. Total failure sweet corn and most of the field corn and soybeans will be a wipe out in about a 5 county area around here.

Groves
08-06-2011, 11:57 AM
Some company does this for me. It's in the frozen food section and sells for 79 cents per pound on sale. :p

If you could be the point man in correspondence with them to find out how long they boil it, that would be appreciated.

cdcox
08-06-2011, 12:31 PM
You are going to want to go on the short side, IMO. If you cook it too long it is going to go mushy on you and you'll have a hard time taking it off the ear with the kernels intact. I'd go 4 minutes based on this website:

http://www.pickyourown.org/freezingcorn.htm

That should be long enough to mostly deactivate the enzyme, while leaving a little tooth to the kernels. They will soften more as you heat them for serving.

Buehler445
08-06-2011, 12:35 PM
My mom is a motherfucking corn GENIUS and she says 3 minutes.

cdcox
08-06-2011, 12:36 PM
I'd trust Buehler445. He has a farmy avatar.

KurtCobain
08-06-2011, 01:02 PM
Were's bugeater at?

Groves
08-06-2011, 01:29 PM
We're not "whole kernel" people anyway.

After decades of experimentation we've settled on using one of these.

http://www.lefsetime.com/store/product_images/Lefse_Potato_Peeler214.jpg

It zips the top half of that kernel right off. Then you turn it over and use the edge to scrape the remaining innards out while leaving the bitter lower half of the kernel hull.

Freezer ziploc, and Bob's your Uncle.

Groves
08-06-2011, 01:30 PM
My mom is a mother****ing corn GENIUS and she says 3 minutes.

Think I've been overcooking. Thanks!

Groves
08-06-2011, 01:32 PM
You are going to want to go on the short side, IMO. If you cook it too long it is going to go mushy on you


That's a good reminder, thanks. I did remember that we boiled it longer if we were eating it right then, shorter if we were putting it up.


The interwebs haz too many options. I can find experts there who say everything from "why heat it up at all" to 1min tops on up to 11min or 20 (good golly!)

I'm going to cut back on the time this year.

Ready the FIRE.

Calcountry
08-06-2011, 01:33 PM
power company cuts your power, game over.

Groves
08-06-2011, 01:36 PM
power company cuts your power, game over.

Ah, but what a feast that first week!







I really should get a generator, you're right.

Buehler445
08-06-2011, 01:37 PM
We're not "whole kernel" people anyway.

After decades of experimentation we've settled on using one of these.

http://www.lefsetime.com/store/product_images/Lefse_Potato_Peeler214.jpg

It zips the top half of that kernel right off. Then you turn it over and use the edge to scrape the remaining innards out while leaving the bitter lower half of the kernel hull.

Freezer ziploc, and Bob's your Uncle.

Mom's got a deal you put over a bowl, concave so the cob fits in nice. Then she just slides it over a blade about 5 times then the cob is done.

Buehler445
08-06-2011, 01:38 PM
Similar to this

http://www.gardenharvestsupply.com/ProductCart/pc/catalog/corn_cutter_1639_general.jpg

Baconeater
08-06-2011, 03:17 PM
No corn this year. Total failure sweet corn and most of the field corn and soybeans will be a wipe out in about a 5 county area around here.
Flooded?

Baconeater
08-06-2011, 03:18 PM
Were's bugeater at?
Now just what in the hell makes you think that I'd know anything about corn?

Gonzo
08-06-2011, 03:58 PM
I've found that Brad Smith has a fairly simple way of freezing corn....

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Extra Point
08-06-2011, 04:05 PM
What we do is bring the water to a boil... add corn, which makes it stop boiling... put a lid on the pot... and when the water returns to a boil we remove the corn.

After taking it out of the pot, we then place it in ice water for a few minutes before cutting the corn off of the cob. We just did this about two weeks ago at my MIL's. Put up about 40 quarts in the freezer plus a couple of batches off of the cob for lunch and dinner.

Try this method on one batch. You won't be disappointed in the results.

Simple physics! Bugs killed, cellular structures softened, ready for the knife or novelty gizmo for cutting off the kernels.

lcarus
08-06-2011, 04:28 PM
I cut the corn out of my own crap and freeze it. It's a nice cycle.

listopencil
08-06-2011, 06:59 PM
God damn it, now the theme song to Magnum PI is playing in my head.

listopencil
08-06-2011, 07:00 PM
My mom is a motherfucking corn GENIUS and she says 3 minutes.


John Deere avatar, corn genius Mom, I'd go with 3 minutes.

Hog Farmer
08-06-2011, 07:34 PM
It really doesn't matter because it still comes out whole in your poop.

Predarat
08-06-2011, 08:16 PM
There is no better corn then corn on a cob put on a CharGrill with husks intact.

HonestChieffan
08-06-2011, 10:28 PM
Flooded?

Heat
Dry

We went from one of the best prospects for a crop July 1 to a disaster today. Bates, Cass Vernon Dade county....corn looks like October.

Reerun_KC
08-06-2011, 10:33 PM
My mom is a mother****ing corn GENIUS and she says 3 minutes.

Damn right she is... :thumb: I asked her on Thursday about some sweet corn..

She told me to die...

KurtCobain
08-07-2011, 01:00 AM
Now just what in the hell makes you think that I'd know anything about corn?

You corncob.

Baconeater
08-07-2011, 01:03 AM
You corncob.
We don't even grow that much corn here. Iowa grows a hell of lot more of it than any other midwestern state, go make fun of them.

KurtCobain
08-07-2011, 01:05 AM
You know what the definition of an Idaho Corn Cob is, bug?

Baconeater
08-07-2011, 01:08 AM
No, but I suppose I could Google it. I'm a little bit afraid to though.

KurtCobain
08-07-2011, 01:10 AM
edit : link gross and not exactly on topic, however is about corn.


http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=corn-cob

KurtCobain
08-07-2011, 01:10 AM
edit : link gross and not exactly on topic, however is about corn.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=corn-cob

KurtCobain
08-07-2011, 01:11 AM
That last one is so awful, even for me.

Baconeater
08-07-2011, 01:14 AM
Yeah, I would've been alright with not knowing about either of those. I'm sure Groves will thank you for your contributions to his thread.

KurtCobain
08-07-2011, 01:15 AM
I do my best around here. Just trying to help.

It's a crazy war out here, you know? We need more people educated about these things.

Baconeater
08-07-2011, 01:19 AM
I'm not sure I agree with that.

KurtCobain
08-07-2011, 01:21 AM
I'm not sure I agree with that.

Well now you know if someone offers to buy you a beer at the bar, and they mention growing corn in Idaho, you'd probably get out of there.

teedubya
08-07-2011, 04:03 AM
I'd trust Buehler445. He has a farmy avatar.

ROFL

Groves
08-07-2011, 02:48 PM
Yeah, I would've been alright with not knowing about either of those. I'm sure Groves will thank you for your contributions to his thread.

If Groves main goal was to avoid the less dainty parts of life, he sure wouldn't spend any time here.

Having said that, Groves hasn't clicked the link.

Great, now I'm singing Magnum P.I. songs AND talking like Bob Dole. Sheesh.

Okie_Apparition
08-07-2011, 03:05 PM
The masked bandits of the night shredded mine. Just aswell it looked pathetic