It has been a long time since I have frozen corn during the summer. It’s a lot of work, but I did it this summer and it will totally be worth it January when I am yearning for a little heat and humidity. Now I know that there’s frozen corn out there to buy, but it’s just not the same. Syble and I went to Rochelle, GA. and picked up a bushel of Silver Queen corn and here is what I did with my bushel.
The afternoon that I brought it home G I Joe and I took the husk off and the silk. It took about 45 minutes. I placed all of the corn in a bag and put it in the refrigerator. Thank goodness for the extra one in the garage. The next morning I put my work clothes on and headed to the kitchen for a long morning. First on the agenda was cleaning under running water and removing the leftover silk. That was fairly easy. Now this next step is hard work! I have an old corn cutter that I have had since I left McRae. This is it. If you are going to work with more than a dozen ears of corn invest in this little apparatus! The blade is adjustable and it might take a few tries to get it right. I like a lot of cream with the corn so I cut it off short the first time and run the cob over the blade to get more cream. To cut a bushel of corn it probably took me about 2 hours. Try to enlist some help because your hand is going to be really tired.
All done. These cobs went way in the back yard to feed the squirrels so they would stay away from my tomato plants.
Place all the corn in a heavy pan. Bring the corn to a simmer while stirring . Let the corn simmer for about 10 minutes. It will start to thicken and turn a brighter yellow.
This has been cooking for about 10 minutes and ready to place in bags.
Place a quart bag into a measuring cup turning down the top of the bag and fill them with the wonderful corn. Push out as much air as you can. Label and freeze. That’s it. Now more of the summer is in my freezer for the dead of winter.
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16 responses to “A How to on Freezing Creamed Corn”
Hey… I’ve been freezing corn this summer, too… Don’t forget the step about cooling it really fast (pan of corn in a larger pan of ice or ice water) before putting it in the freezer. Hope you are doing well!
You are the first person I have found who puts up creamed corn like I do. Have no clue how I learned to do it this way but I have been putting it up for over 40 years. I use a huge stockpot and cook it slowly until it is heated completely, let it cool, bag it and freeze it. When time to serve I use a hefty spoonful of bacon grease and a spoonful of flour if the corn is really juicy. Salt and pepper and heat on low heat just until hot. Whenever I am asked to bring a covered dish my corn is always the first request. It does not taste frozen at all.
I have found a new way to put cream corn in the freezer without blanching it and it is sooo good. You must try this……15 cups of cream corn….4 cups water….1/2 cup sugar…..1/4 tablespoon of salt. Mix together well making sure all is blended and cover. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then bag. I am telling you that this is the best I have ever come across and I have been doing this for over 30 years.
so after taking the corn from the cob for cream corn , I just add the ingredients you listed above?
Do I need to cook it our just freeze in bags?
Also after freezing when I take out of freezer to cook, is there anything I need to do or just cook ? Lol
Sorry I am new to creaming corn and just wanna make sure I understand.
I can’t wait to do this recipe this summer, that way I can make some awesome corn chowder soup in the winter. Thanks again for this informative blog!
Please do share your creamed corn and corn chowder recipe….thx
I didn’t cool mine before bagging and freezing. Think it will be ok?
I think that it will be fine.
do you add any liquid to the corn while cooking it to be frozen?
Yes as needed
How do you cook the corn after it is put up and then taken from the freezer to eat?
My grandma use to put in the oven but I am not sure what to add to it our how to cook Lol
I use an electric knife to cut the corn off the cob. Hold on to the stem of the corn and turn as you slice. Really easy and cuts the time. You can also take the back of a table knife and press against cob as you slide the knife down to get the extra milk from the corn.
I’m putting up creamed corn to. I cut mine off with a knife. I live in Alamo, GA.
So how long have you out of McRae ? We just bought silver queen to day and found your recipe, John W .McRae.
Daniel Murphy McRae , a family member donated the land for McRae/Helena.
I left for college and never came back.