The Freezer is full. I long to have our large chest freezer back but we have nowhere dry with power to keep it, so I'm having to look at other methods of preserving any gluts we've got at the moment.
|Trying with five corn on the cobs to start with|
The sweetcorn is tasting amazing at the moment, We all love the stuff but I planted far more than we need and I want to catch it while it's still sweet and not gone too starchy. Ideally freezing the whole cobs would probably be the tastiest way to preserve them, but like I said we've no space for that at the moment, so I decided to try drying them with our old polish food dryer.
|Blanching them for 7-8 minutes to start with|
|All the corn is cut off the cob and spread out to dry on the trays|
|8 hours later the corns have all dried up|
|Sealed in a kilner jar for when we next want them, they should keep along time like this|
The dried corns still taste super sweet when you have a chew on them, they should keep ages like this and five cobs worth takes up very little space. I'm not 100% sure what we'll use them for, I'm guessing we can rehydrate them and use them in stews and I did read that you can make really tasty fritters from them as well.
Hopefully next year I'm going to grow popcorn as well as I fancy having some home grown snacks, although they'll have to be some distance from my sweetcorn so they don't cross pollinate. Does anyone else grow much sweetcorn and popcorn and how do you preserve it?