For an easy way to butter corn on the cob...get a wide-mouth jar tall enough to submerge a single ear of corn. Fill the jar 3/4 full of hot water, and pour melted butter on top of the water. The butter will rise to the top (oil and water don't mix easily). Steam, grill or otherwise cook corn on the cob with the leaves on. When ready to butter, peel back the leaves, but don't remove them. Use the leaves as a handle, dip the corn in the jar, and as you remove it, it gets a nice coating of butter.
CORN OFF THE COB:
For an easy way to cut corn off the cob neatly, stand the shucked ear in the central tube of an angel food cake pan, then with a paring knife, cut straight down, sending the kernels into the pan below. Jay
We butter our corn on the cob another really easy way. We butter a slice of bread, roll the bread around the cob and turn the cob. It butters the corn easily and we eat the slice of bread along with the meal.
HI momtaylor.My DH does that too.The only way I like butter on bread is when I make toast.Then I use very little ususal just spread the butter on the cob then. I thought that was a good idea for cutting the corn off the cob tho. Have a great day. Jay