This section is from the book "Save It For Winter.", by Frederick Fry Rockwell. Also available from Amazon: Save It For Winter; Modern Methods Of Canning, Dehydrating, Preserving And Storing Vegetables And Fruit For Winter Use, With Comments On The Best ... For Saving, And When And How To Grow Them.
Blanch to set the milk in the kernels-two to five minutes. Remove kernels carefully, and dry, stirring occasionally to get an evenly cured product.
Or: Boil or steam to set the milk thoroughly-eight to ten minutes-with a tea-spoonful of salt to improve the flavor. Cut the grains crosswise with a, sharp, flexible knife, and remove remainder with scraper, being careful to avoid husks and chaff. Dry 3 to 4 hours, at 110 to 145 degrees.
Field corn, if taken when tender and suitable for roasting, may be cured in the same way, giving a fairly palatable product.