How to Core a Head of Lettuce

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The Just A Pinch Test Kitchen shows how to easily core a head of lettuce.



11 Comments
Jo_Arney
Jo Arney - over a year ago
I remember seeing Alan Alda do that in some talk show (Dinah Shore) cooking segment way back in the 70s. I've done it that way ever since.
andie1040
Andie Worth - over a year ago
So basic, and yet, when I order salad in a restaurant I get a core at least 50% of the time!
20mules
Jack Baskin - over a year ago
My mother taught me that around 1947 when she began teaching me to cook.
Arti_Roo
Arti Roo - over a year ago
Tina....what works for me is a 10.00 salad spinner purchased at a big box store...it has a pully kind of way to spin the lettuce (like an old fashioned lawnmower) I core the lettuce, tear off good sized chunks dropping no more than 12 of a medium head in the spin basket at a time...pull the cord till the basket is really spinning the water out of the lettuce leaves...then drain the water,. I then remove THAT lettuce to a Tupperware type container for storage...then I continue on with the rest of that head. I find NOT over crowding it while spinning is a good thing, and I store the partial head as I said in an air tight container till needed...then when needed i put THAT lettuce in the spinner...I find it keep nicely for a few days that way. Do not let any amount of water just sit in the bottom of the spinner, it will get nasty. Hope this helps!
marieskitchen
Tina Schaefer - over a year ago
so how can you keep lettuce from spoiling after you core it
Arti_Roo
Arti Roo - over a year ago
I thought that's how everyone cleaned a head of lettuce lol was hoping for some wondrous new way!
bhurd
Brenda Hurd - over a year ago
Learned that in 1967 at my first job at Burger Chef.
Greg_Wert
Greg Wert - over a year ago
Why, oh why, must I waste time on a non-related video before seeing the one I clicked to see?
Ann_Niessen
Ann Niessen - over a year ago
I've been doing this for years. Works great!
mernone
Marion Williams-Baker - over a year ago
I learned this many many years ago also. My Step Dad was a Master Chef and taught me that trick.
keyruthe
RuthE Haper - over a year ago
I learned this years ago at a Tupperware party. Lettuce keeper worked great.
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