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TMB

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Fresh frozen corn in the husk!
« on: 09/27/10 21:52:01 »
Back in July I decided to test out if you can freeze corn in the husk and be able to eat it during the winter months.

Publix had corn on sell for $1.49 for 10 ears so Kimmie and I bought up 50 ears and went back the next day and bought 40 more.

On July the 1st I froze then vacuumed sealed 48 ears of corn (in the husk) and 40 ears shucked.  Now the pictures you will see are from Aug the 1st  1 month after placing then in the freezer and in vacuumed bags...   

I will post a new set of pictures and rating every month till the corn is gone.  The rating system will be 1-10... with 10 being the best.
The corn you see here was a solid 10 for sure.

All corn will be cooked the same way, TBE or SRG while frozen to keep as much moister in them as I can

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Re: Fresh frozen corn in the husk!
« Reply #1 on: 09/27/10 21:53:35 »
OK here's the corn I cooked for Sept.    These were good and cooked he same way as the Aug corn.   I put this package up on July the 4th and cooked then Sept 26th.

Now these were good but I rate them only an "8"  I think it had to do with the vacuum bag not being completely sealed, if you look close you can see it lost the vacuum.  But they were still very good for sure!
« Last Edit: 09/27/10 21:57:59 by TMB »

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Re: Fresh frozen corn in the husk!
« Reply #2 on: 09/27/10 22:30:08 »
Tommy, This is very interesting and will provide a good service to all of us.  I've wonder about freezing corn in the husk and the effects.  Dee
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Re: Fresh frozen corn in the husk!
« Reply #3 on: 09/27/10 22:39:32 »
I would think that the husk forms an extra layer of insulation for the corn while frozen. I predict that the corn in the husk will fare better then the corn without the husk...interesting indeed Tommy.

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Re: Fresh frozen corn in the husk!
« Reply #4 on: 09/28/10 00:27:18 »
Hey Tommy, thank you for doing this test. These kinds of questions plague us all, I appreciate you taking it on to answer it once and for all.
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Re: Fresh frozen corn in the husk!
« Reply #5 on: 09/28/10 07:57:32 »
These kinds of questions plague us all...

Tommy, this kind of question has never plagued me.  I never thought about it!   :)  I'm glad you did.  I'm still cooking-thinking in the box.  Thanks for the test.
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Re: Fresh frozen corn in the husk!
« Reply #6 on: 09/28/10 10:45:27 »
These kinds of questions plague us all...

Tommy, this kind of question has never plagued me.  I never thought about it!   :)  I'm glad you did.  I'm still cooking-thinking in the box.  Thanks for the test.
Thanks guys, I'll keep trying different things and keep y'all up to date on what's going on.

As for thinking outside the box you must understand that I don't like to be held within a certain way of doing things.  I believe my style of cooking could be called  the shot gun style.   Toss it up and see what you come up with!   ;D        Anything is fare game to me!  LOL

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Re: Fresh frozen corn in the husk!
« Reply #7 on: 09/28/10 16:06:23 »
Tommy, do you pull the husk back and pull the hair off before you cook? I guess you would have to do this prior to freezing. If you cook them with the hair on, is it easy to get off after cooking?

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Re: Fresh frozen corn in the husk!
« Reply #8 on: 09/28/10 16:08:32 »
Folks you've got to understand that where Tommy's mind lives...... there ain't no boxes :P Dee
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Re: Fresh frozen corn in the husk!
« Reply #9 on: 09/28/10 16:11:32 »
Folks you've got to understand that where Tommy's mind lives...... there ain't no boxes :P Dee

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Re: Fresh frozen corn in the husk!
« Reply #10 on: 09/28/10 16:14:26 »
Dee & TwoPockets -  ;D
Tommy - I didn't say that...  ;)
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Re: Fresh frozen corn in the husk!
« Reply #11 on: 09/28/10 17:40:21 »
David, Tommy is our own resident mad scientist. He amazes us with his constant quest, some would say obsession, for new and different things to tweak these cookers. I would not be surprised that Tommy and lot's of the old timers (length of time in here, not age) and their posts and experiences played a large role in The Big Easy "oil less turkey fryer" to evolve into the new and improved Big Easy Smoker Roaster Grill. I know when I bought my TBE I thought I was getting a one trick pony (well maybe 2 or 3 tricks) till I found this group. I may have figured out a lot of this stuff on my own, but it would have taken a whole lot longer and would not have been near as much fun.
« Last Edit: 09/28/10 17:50:41 by TwoPockets »

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Re: Fresh frozen corn in the husk!
« Reply #12 on: 09/28/10 18:50:44 »
Two Pockets - I understand what you are saying. You are totally right about Tommy - that's why I gave him the "nudge". I too have appreciated all of Tommy's "adventures', ideas, and speculations... Without this sort of envelope "pushing" and wall breaking, we'd be in a much "sorrier" state. Here's to Tommy and all of the other wall breakers!
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Re: Fresh frozen corn in the husk!
« Reply #13 on: 09/28/10 19:25:50 »
These kinds of questions plague us all...

Tommy, this kind of question has never plagued me.  I never thought about it!   :)  I'm glad you did.  I'm still cooking-thinking in the box.  Thanks for the test.
Thanks guys, I'll keep trying different things and keep y'all up to date on what's going on.

As for thinking outside the box you must understand that I don't like to be held within a certain way of doing things.  I believe my style of cooking could be called  the shot gun style.   Toss it up and see what you come up with!   ;D        Anything is fare game to me!  LOL
Tommy..I soak my corn in the summer before I cook it so that it steams the corn. Very tasty that way. Wonder what would happen if you soaked the entire cob before sealing and freezing it. Just thinkin  Pammie  ; *))


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Re: Fresh frozen corn in the husk!
« Reply #14 on: 09/28/10 20:54:56 »
Ken, the only thing I did was trim the stalk end and the tassels other then that I did nothing but freeze then vacuum seald the corn.    Freeze the corn first then vacuum the corn so it won't squeeze the kernels and ruin them.

Pam,  I don't think you need to soak the corn in water before you would freeze it.  I did nothing to the corn other then trim the top and bottom and the corn still was great no dry.   

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