View Full Version : help -- garden produce in! dehydrate?
09-23-2005, 07:15 PM
We are expecting a freeze tonight, so that meant the garden had to be cleaned out -- so I picked all the peppers, corn, tomotoes, cucumbers, squash, and pumpkin.
Question is has anybody dehydrated corn? Then later what do you do with it? Green peppers?
Thanks for any advice!
09-23-2005, 07:17 PM
You should not eat green peppers as they are not ripe. I would place them on a sunny window and let them ripen.
09-23-2005, 07:33 PM
Yes, you can dehydrate corn, but it never seems to be "right" afterwards, always kind of chewy.
I freeze mine, and it is very nice.
You can make Alissa's corn bread or enchiladas which are wonderful. mmmmmm
I dehydrate peppers all the time, but I wait until they are ripe and red. as stated previously
09-23-2005, 07:33 PM
You could dehydrate the corn and then later either grind it for cornmeal or soak it and use for stock or corn chowder. You could also cut off the cob, freeze and use in recipes such as corn tortilla's for enchiladas or corn chips.
09-24-2005, 10:10 AM
In my SAD days, I always froze my corn, of course that was after blanching it. So the question is what is your experience without blanching it? I have attempted freezing corn on the cob -- it never is any good! Any success stories someone would mind sharing.
The really sad part about all my corn. . . most of it is immature. :( I'm thinking about juicing that ???
Would corn juice be a good or bad idea on my juice fast?
So many questions, so little time.
Oh, and your green peppers actually get red by sitting in a sunny window -- wonderful! I will do it!
09-24-2005, 03:12 PM
I've never tried freezing fresh corn (without blanching) to eat it as corn later...I've only ended up using it in a recipe such as the corn chips or tortillas.
But Rawpriestess says that she has frozen it before and it turns out fine and I don't believe she is blanching it first (though she can clarify that for us).
I've never heard of corn juice but how about blending it in a blender and have a soup of it? But you could try the juiced corn and see if you like it or not. If you do, please let us know how it was!
09-24-2005, 05:07 PM
Yes, I freeze corn to use later, and I do not blanch, I place the corn in a tupperware, or plastic freezer bag in water, then freeze into a solid block of ice. This keeps the corn from getting freezer burn.
09-24-2005, 10:41 PM
This sounds to strange to me, meaning I've never done it before, so I gotta ask more. . . when you pull it out of the freezer. . . then what? Does it taste water logged? Or rather, like the cob? That has been my experience with freezing corn on the cob thus far.
How do you use it in the end -- months down the road?
Sorry I'm so dense on this one. But thanks!
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.4 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.