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How do you dry your lettuce?

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I usually cut it and put it in the strainer and run water over it and then dry it with paper towels. This takes forever and still feels wet. Suggestions?
by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:41 PM
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fullxbusymom
by Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 8:33 AM

I don't wash my fruits and veggies so can't help you.

mommyecr3
by Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 8:43 AM

I rinse in cold water after I split large pieces off the head. Then I lay out a sheet of paper towel for just enough to fit in on one sheet, then put another piece of paper towel over that spread out lettuce and begin layering it that way with paper towel covering top layer. I pat a bit gently and keep patting gently until it is pretty much dry using more paper towel if necessary. It works really well - just don't press hard when patting or it ruins lettuce. Works for me and hope this might work for you.

AM-BRAT
by Amber on Jan. 3, 2013 at 8:45 AM
Ya I have a spinner.


Quoting -42-:

Salad spinner! Those are fun to use!

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MrsJoe125
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:52 PM

I use romaine.  I rinse it before I cut it and shake it hard.  If I want it REALLY dry, I just a kitchen towel.  Romaine is pretty flat, so it dries pretty easily.

What kind of lettuce do you use?

What about one of those salad spinner things?

StacyO722
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:51 PM

 Salad spinner! My SIL got me hooked on using one. It works great.

Aishamusty
by Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Same here 

Quoting SouthTxPrincess:

I don't dry it, I just shake excess water off and make a salad.


DaniandTom
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Ya'll must go through a TON of paper towels!
It's lettuce...it's 99% water anyway! LOL Just plunk it in a bowl, put stuff on it and enjoy! If it bothers you that much that it's wet, pat it dry with a towel. 

mamalusbear
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:02 PM

I pat it with a dishtowel.

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