There is nothing in this world like the flavor of fresh creamed sweet corn. It taste even better when you put in the hard work yourself. No frozen or canned corn can even come close.
When we were little, putting up corn was a family affair. Actually I am supposed to be helping my mom and nana now as I type this, but I’m making this tutorial for all of you instead..hehe..Mom, does this count as helping?!
So let’s just get down to it. If you don’t grow your own corn and aren’t lucky enough to have a neighbor who does, keep an eye out on your grocery stores for a sale and of course our locals Hugh Produce and Lewis Produce.
Here is what you will need before getting started:
- Fresh Corn
- sharp knife
- vegetable brush
- wooden corn cutter and creamer
- Buckets, lots of buckets
- Large boiler
- quart size freezer bags
- sharpie marker
- frozen gallon jug of water
- make room in your freezer!
Here are a few tips:
SHUCK IT – WASH IT- CREAM IT- BLANCH IT- BAG IT- FREEZE IT
When washing the corn, you may not get all the silks and that’s ok, clean it as good as you can.
There are actually 2 options for blanching the corn. You can also heat it in the microwave and it lowers your chance of scorching it. You do NOT want to do that and ruin a whole batch. We put up so much at a time it’s less time consuming to put in on the stove. Just don’t stop stirring!
Let the kiddos help and make it a family affair!
CLICK HERE to watch our How To tutorial. Don’t forget to tag us in your food posts. #BrickStreetSweetsandEats