Tuesday, March 25, 2014

DEHYDRATING FROZEN CORN

This was something I read about online and thought I'd give it a try.  OMG, as the youngsters might say, ha, it was so easy and came out so good!

Dehydrating frozen corn
I had two bags of organic frozen corn so it loaded up about two trays worth.  I definitely had to use the smaller hole sheets that go on the regular trays to keep them from falling through as they dried (they shrink in size as they dry).

Frozen corn after it's dehydrated
Dried them for about 6 hours at 125 degrees and this is what they looked like.  Small, crunchy, and I might add, a nice little snack to sample as they dried...and sample...and sample.  But I digress...

Dehydrated corn
Then I just poured it all into a wide mouth canning jar and put a lid on it. 

Dehydrated frozen corn in a jar
Lastly, I vacuum sealed it with the Foodsaver machine (like we did with the tomatoes) and voila!  A jar full of of crunchy, dehydrated corn.

Next up, more frozen veggie experiments!!

20 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i never dehydrated corn. how cool! this is so much fun! are you going to make jerky?

steakandeggs said...

Someone is having a lot of fun with the dehydrator. (Smile) For the last two years about june HEB puts corn on the cob on sale for 10 cents a ear. I blanch it and put it in the freezer and it's so good. Thanks to your post I think this year I will dry some. Apples and pineapple both make good snacks dried.

Akannie said...

Hi guys !! I dehydrate some corn every year (fresh) and a couple of years ago I had frozen some on the cob and then decided it wasn't my favorite. So, to open up some freezer space, I took it all out, cut it off the cobs and dehydrated it. It IS awesome. And perfect to throw into soups or stews. Or (probably) grind into meal--I haven't done that though.

Happy Spring !!!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

if you want to have some real fun try this: http://theliberatedkitchenpdx.com/gaps/dried-onions/

Gail said...

Good job!

Anonymous said...

Found a good sale on frozen crinkled carrots and zucchini and dehyddrated 6lbs. of each. Isn't it fun?

Practical Parsimony said...

By dehydrating frozen stuff, "they" have not only grown it and picked it, "they" have washed and blanched all the produce for you. It's a win for me.

Sandy said...

1st Man,

You're just like a kid in a candy store!!!! 1st Man, frozen vegetables and the dehydrator lol.......
The is nothing better than having dehydrated vegetables to use in the future.

Lynda said...

I grind some of my dehydrated corn and use it as corn flour...very good...better taste than cornmeal!

Anonymous said...

I'm curious what product you use to vacuum seal your jars and if it would be the equivalent of canning something? Thanks and love the blog!

1st Man said...

Yes, will definitely try jerky at some point soon.

1st Man said...

Definitely!!! I would think fresh corn would dry faster. I haven't done any fruit yet but that's next on the list. Thanks!!!

1st Man said...

I put some in a quick soup I made up but it was still a bit chewy. I'm guessing it has to cook longer and hotter (like a stew). I never thought about grinding it but that's a great idea. Might try that.

1st Man said...

WOW! I am SO doing this next. Thanks!!!

1st Man said...

Thank you!!

1st Man said...

It's a lot of fun. I'm watching for sales too.

1st Man said...

I thought about that, "they" do all the hard part for you already. All you have to do is open the bag, pour it on the trays and push the button.

1st Man said...

Dehydrated candy! LOL! Yes, it's all part of the prepping in plain sight huh? :-)

1st Man said...

Corn flour??? I mentioned this to 2nd Man and he was definitely interested. Thank you!!

1st Man said...

It's the FoodSaver machine with the vacuum jar attachment. Unfortunately it doesn't work like canning. The thing about canning is that it kills and sterilizes your food in the jar (if done correctly of course). This just pulls the air out but that just keeps it fresher longer, if that makes sense. Like for dried foods or spices, or if you wanted to keep something in the fridge until you used it up.

Thanks for the kind words!!