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Old 08-08-2005, 02:39 PM   #1
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Canning Fresh Corn

Anyone ever canned fresh corn OFF the cob? I've tried freezing corn ON the cob, but once thawed and boiled it turns mushy. I par boiled the corn on the cob first before freezing. So if anyone has a better way to freeze corn on the cob or to can it, please share your recipes. Thanks!

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Old 08-08-2005, 05:50 PM   #2
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Amber, did you thaw your corn before boiling it? My mom normally puts a lot of corn in the freezer (she does parboil it first) & I just pop it into boiling water while still frozen. Never had it come out mushy.
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Old 08-09-2005, 11:31 AM   #3
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I think I did thaw it first. Thanks for the tip, I'll try that. I want to buy lots of corn since it's in season now.
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You're welcome! I don't blame you one bit! My mom normally gets 12 to 15 dozen ears from a friend of hers & The kids & I help her freeze it, but the last 2 years we've had so much going on that she hasn't put any up. I miss all that fresh corn during the winter!
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Old 08-09-2005, 04:22 PM   #5
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amber - to can corn off the cob you must use a pressure canner. If you have a pressure canner let me know if you want the recipe for cream style or whole kernel and I'll post it for you.
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Old 08-10-2005, 08:44 AM   #6
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Michael,

I don't have a pressure canner. Is there some other way I can do it?
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Old 08-10-2005, 10:15 AM   #7
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Amber, no there isn't any other way. You must use a pressure canner for foods that are non-acidic. You can get a small pressure canner for about $100.
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Old 08-10-2005, 10:27 AM   #8
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Canning fresh corn

I helped my mother put up some fresh corn. She steamed it a little and we cut the corn off the cobs and put it in freezer bags. It was a bit messy but easy. We did not use a canner or any special sterilization methods.
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Pressure canners

I don't want to step on anyones toes but I just put up some green tomato relish and tomato preserves and I did not use a canner whatever.........because I don't have one. I used a large roasting pan, my lids were not covered with water as recommended but the water level was close. My mother told me as long as the lids popped they were fine. They did and it was.
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Old 08-10-2005, 11:46 AM   #10
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Thanks Suzann. I suppose since the corn you steamed was then frozen, there is no need to use a pressure canner. Maybe I'll try that, since I dont have a pressure cooker nor can I afford one right now.

Also going to freeze corn on the cob as well.
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