jal_ut wrote:What it is, is a pictorial of getting corn ready for the freezer. Hope you enjoy it.
Great pictures, Jal, of a great process. You can't bet frozen corn when gathered and put up so fresh. I have helped many times and have enjoyed the product. When my dad and mom had a big garden, putting up fresh corn in the freezer was quite an event. Here is their process:
1. Pick the corn about sun up. We would back the pickup truck up to the edge of the patch and pick the corn in five gallon buckets, or arm loads and put them into the truck
2. Back the truck up to the working table under the shade of the big oak tree. At the table are pots and pans, knives, brushes, water hose, wheel barrel, lemonade, several roast size pans, corn cutting board, and other items.
3. Towel goes onto the tailgate of the truck, and the shuckers start shucking, cutting off any bad spots and stack the corn on the towel
4. The silkers use the brushes to remove the silks and place the ear into a big pot filled with water.
5. The next person uses the corn cutter and a roast pan just the right size
6. Roast pan goes on a grill at low temp for "blanching". The pan full of already cut off the cob corn is brought to a temp (whenever my mother said it was hot enough) and these go into refrig for cooling. (BTW, the edges of the corn grilling will cook a little faster, and you take the spoon and scrape it into a plate.....hmmm)
7. When cooled the corn is put in freezer bags and ready to enjoy