Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Microwave Blanching Corn on the Cob

Blanching Corn on the Cob in the Microwave?  

So I have a great crop of corn on the cob this year and I wanted to save some of it for this winter because there is no way we would be able to eat it in time before it freezes outside but I was just not into stovetop blanching today.  Do you ever have one of those days?  Well I am.

So I did a little research about blanching corn in the microwave.

What I read was that you dont want to cook it all the way, just partially.  And only at about 60%-70% of your microwave is about 1000 watt microwave.  (Mine is 1150 watts.)

Now I cook corn on the cob in the microwave regularly for dinner so the time to cook the corn only partially in my microwave is 3-4 minutes.

Heres what I did:

Microwave Blanching

pick your corn when it is ripe

let it soak in a water bath for several minutes to free it of bugs and dirt. 

place a plate in the microwave with a small amount of water on it and place 4-5 pieces of corn on it (depending on the size of your corn).

cook it for 2-3 minutes, flip it, and cook another 1 minute or so.  

as soon as it is out of the microwave place it in an ice water bath.

let soak for about a minute in the ice water, this will stop the cooking process keeping your corn crisp, not chewy.  

now place in freezer bags and done.  

I am super excited to have 'fresh' corn on the cob this winter!  

I know, more blanching, you will thank me this winter when you are loving your fresh fruit and veggies, 
-Sarah 

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