Take four good ears of corn, cut the stalk end off the end of the corn, about a 1/2 inch from the bottom of ear. Peel back almost all of the shuck, and trim the silk back to the top of the ear, just don't pull it out. Microwave 2 ears at a time on high for 4 minutes, repeat with the other 2. Let sit a minute. I use a kitchen towel to handle the corn, because it is pretty hot. Then proceed to peel the rest of the shuck back, and remove the silk. You honestly do not need any butter. We eat it just like this, the kids love it too!! My daughter hates canned corn, but loves this.