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Thrift Kitchen: Cutting Lettuce Easy Peasy

This is such a small thing, but it makes me happy and simplifies my kitchen. So today I’m going to share with you my anti uni-tasker moment.

I like the idea of a lettuce knife, but wow, it seems like a silly thing to have, just to cut lettuce.

Well, I found something that does the trick just as well. Most of you will already have at least one, and it can be used to cut my other favorite food: bread! With my handy dandy bread knife!

lettuce01

chop chop chop!

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toss toss toss!

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Yum yum yum!

Of course I’m keeping it in my lettuce container. Although a uni-tasker, I use it continually to keep my lettuce crisp, so it seems acceptable. You can read all about my love for that here.

Enjoy your greens!

Kristin Roach

7 thoughts on “Thrift Kitchen: Cutting Lettuce Easy Peasy

  1. Interesting, I hadn't heard some of the tips you posted previously about keeping lettuce fresh. What is the difference between using a serrated knife and a straight knife?

  2. I'm not a lettuce expert so I might be wrong but I thought lettuce kept if it was torn compared to any type of cutting. Some people on the internetz say the edges brown quicker when cut because of a reaction with the metal knife (which is why a plastic knife is better) but I think I've read somewhere that it's something about the cells – when you tear it, you tend to leave cells intact rather than slicing them open.

    As I said, I might be wrong – might be old wives tale – but thought I'd mention it anyway.

  3. Actually I think that's right, and to answer Stephanie's question, the bread knife 1)simulates tearing while being a lot more efficient and 2)it's a big enough knife to get through the huge mash of leaves. I haven't heard the plastic vs metal argument before.

  4. Interesting, I hadn't heard some of the tips you posted previously about keeping lettuce fresh. What is the difference between using a serrated knife and a straight knife?

  5. I'm not a lettuce expert so I might be wrong but I thought lettuce kept if it was torn compared to any type of cutting. Some people on the internetz say the edges brown quicker when cut because of a reaction with the metal knife (which is why a plastic knife is better) but I think I've read somewhere that it's something about the cells – when you tear it, you tend to leave cells intact rather than slicing them open.

    As I said, I might be wrong – might be old wives tale – but thought I'd mention it anyway.

  6. Actually I think that's right, and to answer Stephanie's question, the bread knife 1)simulates tearing while being a lot more efficient and 2)it's a big enough knife to get through the huge mash of leaves. I haven't heard the plastic vs metal argument before.

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