How do you butter your corn on the cob? Do you just use a knife? Or do you just roll it around on a stick of butter?
Either way, you're doing it wrong.
Here's how you do it: You take a slice of bread, the ends work well for this, and you spread a lot of butter on it, like half a stick. And then you hold the bread in one hand and you roll your corn on the cob around on it. It molds to the corn and coats everything and you still get a lot of butter on your corn without wasting any. It's clever, right?
Except that no one else seems to know about this trick. My whole life this is how it's been done in my family. And whenever I've been to other places with corn on the cob and there isn't buttered bread I'm initially confused. Because it's the most logical way to do it. But people look at me funny when I suggest it. In fact, I'm bring this up because Camille got mocked at work for telling people this is how it's done. What if I told you that Martha Stewart suggested this on one of her shows and tried to pass it off as one of her ideas. I hate to break it to you Martha but LaRue Knecht was doing it before you were even born!
If you're using a flat knife on a curved surface you're going to have dripping clumps of butter in some spots and nothing in others. And if you're rolling the corn around on a stick of butter than you're wasting butter. And if you're not putting butter on your corn than you're really, really doing it wrong. Butter and salt and a whole lot of pepper. So much pepper that your lips burn.
Ok, so have you heard of this? And if you don't do it this way how do you do it? And since we'll soon be entering corn on the cob season, will you promise me that you'll give it a shot? Because I care about your happiness.