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How to prepare a lettuce

How to prepare a lettuce

It is much more economical to buy a whole lettuce than separate leaves in a plastic packet. And it's so simple to prepare - you can see how here.

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Last modified on: April 17th 2011

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PreparationRestingStart to finish
18 min.10 min.28 min.
Preservation: A few days in the fridge in a bowl covered with plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
1 min.
How to prepare a lettuce : Photo of step #1 Stand the lettuce with the stalk upwards.
Stage 2
2 min.
How to prepare a lettuce : Photo of step #2 Pull off any damaged leaves and discard.
Stage 3
2 min.
How to prepare a lettuce : Photo of step #3 Lie the lettuce on its side and cut off the stalk.
Stage 4
5 min.
How to prepare a lettuce : Photo of step #4 You can trim off the stiff white part at the base of the leaves if you want a more tender lettuce.
Stage 5
1 min.
How to prepare a lettuce : Photo of step #5 Try to keep the "heart" of lettuce, kids love to find it in their plates.
Stage 6
10 min.
How to prepare a lettuce : Photo of step #6 Put the lettuce leaves in a large container of water that is not too cold (more efficient at removing any earth), adding 1 tablespoon white (spirit) vinegar.

Leave the leaves to soak for 10 minutes or so to wash them.
Stage 7
2 min.
How to prepare a lettuce : Photo of step #7 After this, "play the spider", which means remove the leaves from the water by lifting them out with your hands. This leaves any dirt at the bottom undisturbed.
Stage 8
5 min.
How to prepare a lettuce : Photo of step #8 Put the leavves in a salad spinner and give them a good whirl.
Stage 9
How to prepare a lettuce : Photo of step #9 Your lettuce is ready.

Remarks

The simplest way to dress a salad? A good vinaigrette and a few chopped herbs. There's nothing better before all that lovely French cheese arrives on the table !

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
111 gr1 gr0 gr
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Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
101 gr1 gr0 gr
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% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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For : 1.01 €

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Source: Home made
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This recipe use (among others)
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White (spirit) vinegarWhite (spirit) vinegar: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: How to prepare romanesco, How to prepare broccoli, Poached eggs, Pickled gherkins, Fresh pasta dough, ... All

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