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Iceberg Lettuces

Posted by Zeetra 
Iceberg Lettuces
November 13, 2008 01:36AM
Hi there,

Now I have eaten my fair share of these things but have never had great success in storing them.

Can anyone tell me what the best way is to store these?

Much appreciated

Re: Iceberg Lettuces
November 13, 2008 02:59AM
Those tupperware containers are great. The boxes have a plastic 'mesh' tray that sits on the bottom of it so your vegies are lifted up off the bottom a bit and vegies last for ages in them. You can also get something similiar just for lettuces, a type of bowl with a domed lid.
Re: Iceberg Lettuces
November 13, 2008 03:09AM

You must have a salad spinner. These are quite cheap, available from my NW Supermarket.
I wash and drain my Lettuce, then spin it dry and put it into a plastic bowl with an air tight lid.
Lettuce keeps crisp for days doing it this way.


Re: Iceberg Lettuces
November 13, 2008 05:12AM
I read somewhere to pop in a piece of silver cutlery into whatever container you are storing lettuce in. I tried this last week with a curly leaf lettuce, with great results, we were away for 3 days, and had for tea last night, and it was still perfect.
I also agree with Beverley about spinner. With the left over lettuce, washed and spun, and put into snap bag, again with spoon.

Will keep you posted over the next week.

Re: Iceberg Lettuces
November 13, 2008 07:28AM
Do you store it in the fridge or pantry?
Re: Iceberg Lettuces
November 13, 2008 07:31AM

the fridge
Re: Iceberg Lettuces
November 14, 2008 02:09AM
Thank you all for your great help

im off to get proper storage for my lettuces..long may they not wilter...

Re: Iceberg Lettuces
November 15, 2008 09:23PM

Follow up on silver spoon.
Lettuce is still crisp!
Not using that particular lettuce, as I want to see how long it last!

Re: Iceberg Lettuces
November 18, 2008 12:03AM
Lettuce spinner method also works for silverbeet :-)
Re: Iceberg Lettuces
November 20, 2008 06:18AM
You ladies are always full of amazing ideas....

Thank you..

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