OK, I'll admit it, I would rather buy a bag of broken up lettuce instead of a head of lettuce too...but, that bag is sometimes 3 times more expensive! CRAZY!
This: Vs. This:
So, in my new life of saving wherever possible, I'm back to buying heads of lettuce....and I'm glad because it really is just as easy and I think it lasts longer.
This morning as I was preparing my salad for lunch I did something that I have done for years and then I thought there might be some folks out there that don't know this little trick...so, here ya go. The PERFECT, EASY way to handle a head of lettuce.
This will break the connection of that knot with all the leaves then just....
3. Pull the knot out!
You now have a head of lettuce leaves that aren't attached to anything but they still keep the head shape.
If I'm making a large salad requiring the whole head I will run the water facet into the hole left by the knot thingy... water will run all throughout the leaves washing them all at once.
If I'm making just a small 1 person salad I will tear a chunk of leaves off, rinse that chunk and tear it into pieces...then put the rest, wrapped in the same wrapping it came in, back in the fridge.
HA! ME with a kitchen tip!!! That doesn't happen often!
Sorry the pictures aren't "real"... I didn't have enough hands to take real ones so I had to piece some from the internet together.