Sweet Corn Year-Round

While many people look forward to sweet corn when summer rolls around, my family enjoys it all year. Freezing sweet corn has become a family tradition for my mom’s side of the family for 15+ years.

Spending one long evening gathering, husking, cleaning, cutting, cooking, cooling, and packaging, everyone has their duties.

After the corn is cleaned, the next assembly line stop is using electronic knives to cut it off the cob. Once it’s cut off, it comes into the kitchen to be cooked.

20140806-092510-33910147.jpgRecipe:

  • 6 cups of raw corn
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp salt

Bring to a boil, then boil for one minute. Remove, cool, and store.

To give you some idea what kind of assembly line process this is, let me mention how many ears of corn pass through this process. Hundreds! In fact, one year we froze 740 ears! (Leave it to my organized mom to write it down each year.) More recent years have averaged around 350 ears. This fills the freezer of every family who helps. You can bet we have sweet corn at every holiday event. However, on the evening we freeze the corn, no one wants to eat it. We opt for pizza!

If you’re longing for a taste of Iowa summer come snowfall, come on over! I’ll heat up a sweet treat.

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4 thoughts on “Sweet Corn Year-Round

  1. Same! Our family uses cream and butter to make a tasty creamed corn (so healthy, eh?!). It is a favorite all year round. We grew up with it only at my grandparents until my parents brought the tradition home. Therefore, it’s always been called “Tunning corn” in our house. My parents did a big batch this weekend 🙂

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