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Old 08-01-2006, 11:27 AM   #1
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How do you butter your corn on the cob?

When I was growing up, our family buttered corn on the cob with a knife, which, while polite, is not very efficient.

Since then, I've tried various ways of delivering butter to cob more efficiently.
I've served melted butter in a bowl with a brush for application. Nice, but still sloppy.
I've bought the squeezable bottles of margarine...works pretty well.
We've served the corn with white bread...you butter the bread generously, then roll your cob on the bread. Once the corn is gone, you eat the bread.
But the most practical way, albeit rather rude, is to just roll the ear of corn in a stick of butter.

So how do you get the butter on your corn?

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Old 08-01-2006, 11:39 AM   #2
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You're funny, Constance... I don't know where you come up with this stuff but, okay, I'll play.

I usually apply my butter with a fork. Because of the gaps between the tines, the butter stays in place better than with a knife. Additionally, the curved shape tends to 'fit' along the curvature of the ear of corn, allowing almost complete use of the butter.
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Old 08-01-2006, 11:41 AM   #3
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Growing up in the midwest (mostly in Iowa) we ate corn all the time.

We always rolled the corn in the stick of butter, so the butter was always deformed. I don't think it occurred to us to do it any other way.


I don't eat corn much, as constantly eating that and pork chops as a child sorta made me on both, but when I do, I butter it with a pat of butter and a knife. Works ok for me.
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Old 08-01-2006, 11:41 AM   #4
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I usually start with a knife, but the butter soon falls onto the place. I then roll the corn on the butter in the plate. That seems to work pretty well.

My MIL just bought us a little gadget though. It holds a half stick of butter. There is a plunger in the back and it pushes the butter out as you apply it. I think she paid less than a buck for it.
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Old 08-01-2006, 11:53 AM   #6
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We've served the corn with white bread...you butter the bread generously, then roll your cob on the bread. Once the corn is gone, you eat the bread.
I much prefer this method. Anyone that has not tried is hereby commisioned to do so! I do it as much for the bread as for the buttered corn. What's better than soft bread and butter?
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I alway cut my corn off the cob and then just put a pat of butter on top.
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Gotta love it! If my Mother would ever have seen that, I would have one, too!

Growing up in the Midwest, corn on the cob was always a summer delight. I used to put a couple of pats of butter on my plate near the hot corn and let it melt (or get mushy) and then roll the corn in the butter. These days, I jsut melt the butter and put it into a shallow dish and roll the corn in the melted butter. It's a little messy, but so is eating corn on the cob!
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1 stick of butter on a plate, and roll the corn through.

Another thing you can do that I've tried and isn't too bad is the "butter" spray, i.e. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter. I'm not talking about the butter flavored Pam type spray, though. It worked pretty well, the ICBINB spray.
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Those sprays and "squirts" may work, but imo they taste like cr*p!
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