I actually look forward to corn season when I can buy fresh ears at a low price and around here in WA, even find them. I pretty much refuse to buy the frozen ears because they are just not the same. I admit that I like to “doctor” up my corn on the cob so much so that it's almost a treat rather than something that used to resemble a fine piece of produce, but I can't resist it!
There was this place that I used to see in my hometown on one of the very busiest streets that had a large field for growing corn. From my understanding, they bought the property long before it was a busy there, and I loved watching the corn grow in the Montana sun every year. My mom would always say it will be “knee high by the 4th of July” and it almost always was.
How to Freeze Fresh Corn
You can freeze fresh corn on the cob or off the cob very easily. To freeze it on the cob, you will need to shuck it, and it works best to cut it in half. Make sure to also blanch it before freezing to preserve quality. Freeze this way or cut it off the cob and freeze with the following technique.
Using a bunt pan with a hole in the center, place the stem in the hole and carefully cut it off the cob with a sharp knife. Boil some water and place the corn in it to blanch. Add a pinch of salt if desired. Place it in an ice bath and then drain it well. Place it on a single layer on a cookie sheet. Freeze in bags or other containers making sure to mark the date.
If you find yourself with a great deal of ears to work with, I scoured the internet and especially Pinterest to find you some amazing corn recipes. From sweet to savory, there is something for everyone!
10 Delicious Corn Recipes
My mouth was sure watering when I saw this recipe for Mexican Street Corn on Seeded at the Table. This is the perfect summer grilling recipe!
Another great recipe for grilling season is these Grilled Corn Fritters from Table for Two. These would be amazing next to some seafood!
Speaking of summer, check out this recipe for a Fresh Corn, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad from The Slow-Roasted Italian.
Try this Hot Jalapeno Corn Dip from Lovely Little Kitchen for a fresh new way to enjoy your corn bounty. This would be perfect for a summer get-together!
Make Fresh Corn Bisque with this amazing recipe from The Cafe Sucre Farine.
The slow-cooker is one of my favorite ways to cook during the summer. Check out this recipe for 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamed Corn from Damned Delicious.
This Basil Chive Cucumber and Corn Salad from Sumptuous Spoonfuls looks like it would be a great hit at the next summer BBQ you attend.
Another great recipe from Lovely Little Kitchen is this Chili Lime Corn Salad. If you love sweet corn, this one is definitely for you.
Serve Smoked Paprika Corn with Bacon from Foodie Crush as your next side dish for something savory and different your family will love.
This Corn Salsa from Better in Bulk is a great take on Chipolte's corn salsa. Serve on tacos and chips for a great summer taste.