Buttering corn on the cob can be a hassle at times. It can be hard to apply an even coat of butter over the entire surface without getting it on your fingers. Using a mason jar to butter your ear of corn simplifies the process and leaves your hands dry and clean. Use one jar for a small family meal or provide individual jars for each participant at a larger gathering. Your corn on the cob will be stress free and delicious.

Things You'll Need


Fill one quart-sized mason jar 3/4 full with hot water. Make sure the jar is wide-mouthed so the corn on the cob will easily fit through its opening. Heat the water up in the microwave to make sure it is hot.

Place 2 tbsp. butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds to melt the butter. Use a hot-pad when removing the bowl from the microwave to avoid burns.

Pour the melted butter carefully into the hot water in the mason jar. Let the jar sit for one minute to allow the butter and water to separate. The melted butter will float to the top and collect on the surface of the water.

Stick a fork into one end of a cooked ear of corn. Dip the corn on the cob into the jar while holding the fork. Push the corn completely under water. Wait for a few seconds for the butter to float back to the top. Pull the corn slowly from the water. The butter will coat the surface of the corn as it comes out of the jar. Add more melted butter as the layer becomes depleted.

References and Resources

Barricksinsurance.com: Corn on the Cob