I love fresh corn on the cob! And now is the time to get it cheap! However, there is only three of us and we can only eat so much corn. LOL But, I really like to take advantage of seasonal items as much as possible.
When prices are so cheap, I buy as much as I can and sometimes I just schuck the ears and clean them and put several in large freezer bags to enjoy later in the year.
But, full ears of corn can take up a lot of freezer room so, yesterday I removed the kernels and froze individual meal size portions.
Fresh corn frozen is still a million times tastier than package corn from the store. And you know you are getting just good yummy corn and no added mystery ingredients.
Now, you will end up with a plate of this.
Don't even think about throwing all this out right now! No, this has some of the sweetest and richest corn flavor you can imagine! That's what I said! All of the corn milk is still in these cobs not to mention the tenderest little bits of sweet corn are still there.
Grab a large pot and fill with some water and break up these cobs and put on low heat with the lid and just let simmer on the back of the stove for several hours.
You can see from the above picture that the water has taken on a slightly milky look. That is all the sweet corn milk from the cobs. This is so sweet and filled with corn flavor! After you have slowly let it cook down for several hours, drain the water into a container and then squeeze each of the cobs to release the last bits of flavor and take a knife and scrap down the sides of the cobs to get the little bits of corn that is still on the cob. Now you have an amazing corn broth to freeze for soups for later.
Mine is not going into the freezer. This is the base I start out with for my potato and corn chowder. The rich sweet corn broth is perfect instead of adding just plain water.
So, take advantage of the cheap seasonal corn on the cob and freeze some for later in the year and make sure you take advantage of all the goodness that is to be had in these beauties by making some sweet corn broth!
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