drying corn

Discussion in 'General Food and Foraging Discussion' started by blutmenke, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. blutmenke

    blutmenke Guest

    How could I dry out corn so that it stays good for a really long time? I have seen dried corn before but have no idea how it is done.
  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf Well-Known Member

    I dry ours right on the cob as long as i can then bring it in.and finish drying but i am assuming you are talking actual corn for eating raather than grinding into meal .

    If you are talking about just corn kernels that are off the cob already then simply dehydrate it in whatever way you choose and store in an airtight container.

  3. dunappy

    dunappy Well-Known Member

    For sweet Corn:Cut corn off cob after blanching and dry 6-12 hours until brittle.
    For grinding corn and popcorn, let dry on the plant and then shuck off the cob and store.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2008
  4. Tammy

    Tammy Guest

    why do you have to take corn off the cob to dry so that it can be eaten. What is the difference from drying on the cob? I would like someone to explain if you could.
  5. UncleJoe

    UncleJoe Well-Known Member

    As the corn dries on the cob, the sugars turn to starch thereby losing it's sweetness. It's still usable, just doesn't taste as good.
  6. Tammy

    Tammy Guest

    I keep hearing that drying corn on the cob will take away from the sweetness but what is the difference from doing it on the cob and cutting it off the cob and drying. Wouldn't it have the same effect.
  7. NaeKid

    NaeKid YourAdministrator, eh?

    I am doing some searches (Google) to see if can come up with some kind of answer that would be right for your question.

    I found a recipe to "re-hydrate" corn - it might work for you: Stewed Dried Corn | Recipe from Teri's Kitchen

    Also: copes corn, dried sweet corn