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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18 min.10 min.28 min.
Keeping: A few days in the fridge in a bowl covered with plastic film.
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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.
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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.
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Try to keep the "heart" of lettuce, kids love to find it in their plates.

Stage 6 - 10 min.
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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.
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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.
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Put the leavves in a salad spinner and give them a good whirl.

Stage 9
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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
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
11 Kcal or 46 Kj1 gr1 gr< 1 gr
1 %<1 %<1 %<1 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
10 Kcal or 42 Kj1 gr1 gr< 1 gr
0 %<1 %<1 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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