Wednesday, July 28, 2010
A couple weekends ago I canned corn with my mother-in-law. This was my first experience using my new pressure canner. We canned 11 dozen ears and ended up with 42 pints of corn. 30 pints is what I am brought home. My goal is to have 50 pints, so I will be doing another batch again soon. The corn I used was fresh local corn on the cob. So delicious. I am so excited to have this corn. It will be awesome to have this winter.The process for canning corn is very easy. Just shuck the corn. Many hands make quick work.Then we cleaned the corn under cool running water. Cut it off the cob. Filled hot jars with corn, added 1/4 tsp salt and ladled boiling water over the top leaving 1" head space. Apply lids and bands. Pressure can for 55 minutes. There is alot of waiting involved in pressure canning. My MIL has her own canner and I brought my new one to use as well. Having 2 made the process go fairly quickly.This post is linked to Simple Lives Thursday at A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa.