Tip: Ready-For-Corn Pats of Butter

Can we all just agree to stop rolling our corn in the stick of butter? It's one of those things; it's just not right.

Here's a more elegant solution that also looks a lot better on the dinner table than a cored-out hunk of corn-silk tangled butter: ready-made pats of butter on crackers.

Simply place a slice of butter on a cracker of your choosing, and sprinkle a little coarse salt on top. Lay out a plateful near the corn if you're serving buffet-style, or place one on each plate if plating your meal. No more paws in the butter, and no more half-melted and reconstituted butter to avoid the next morning when all you want to do is butter your toast.