Our family eats a lot of salad, even during the winter months when the price of iceberg lettuce is more expensive. After trying many ways to keep it fresh, I have found that if you remove the core, completely wrap the head of lettuce in aluminum foil, and keep in the crisper section of the refrigerator, it will last for weeks.
My mother-in-law gave me this tip and I was amazed to see how well it works. Now if the stores run lettuce on sale, I stock up!
By Janet from Liberty, TX
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To core lettuce easily and quickly in a hurry with a capital "H", simply bang the core part firmly down on counter or table surface. The core will come right out, no mess, and it's a snap!
To easily core your lettuce just hit the core firmly on the counter. It will come right out.
Hold the lettuce head with both hands and firmly hit the head, core side down, against your countertop. Then twist the core and it should come right out. To clean the lettuce, run water into the area where the core was removed. Invert the lettuce and allow the water to drain out before using. By M. Day
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Using a knife to cut lettuce causes the lettuce to brown more quickly. To remove the core from a head of iceberg lettuce, hit the core end against the counter sharply and twist the core out.