How to Dehydrate Corn:

Buy ears of corn in bulk when it’s in season in your area to have delicious corn on hand all year round. You can even dehydrate canned corn, baby corn, and creamed corn!


Fresh corn kernels:

  • Shuck the ears and carefully clean the corn of the silk.
  • Place in a large pot of boiling water, making sure water completely covers the corn. Cook until tender, approximately 8 minutes. Then, transfer the ears to a large bowl of ice water until cool.
  • Working over a bowl, cut the kernels from the cobs using a decobber or sharp knife. Pour the kernels onto dehydrator trays. If your tray has large holes, you will need to use a dehydrator sheet.
  • Dehydrate at 125 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 hours.

 Canned baby corn :

  • Boil or steam until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. you can leave the cobs whole or slice lengthwise down the middle.
  • Spread on dehydrator trays.
  • Dehydrate at 125 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 to 12 hours.

Canned corn kernels:

  • Drain and rinse the corn, then pour it onto the trays.
  • Dehydrate at 125 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 to 10 hours.

Dryness Check:

Dehydrated corn kernels are darker yellow in color than fresh, develop a hard outer coating, and will click when dropped on the counter.

Dehydrated baby corn will be dry to the touch and crunchy.


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