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Cooking Level: Intermediate

Home Town: Maple Shade, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
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I am going to piggy back on Maggi's question below - what is the best way you found to store lettuce in the frig? Mine always seems to go soggy/limp......

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Last updated: Dec. 31, 2012 10:58 am
Posted: Dec. 31, 2012 8:29 am
 
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Recommended by: maureend
Dec. 31, 2012 8:34 am
This is one time that buying organic counts. If I buy organic from a good store it lasts twice what I get from the cheaper lettuce from a discount store.I like to buy the large tub and keep it in the tub
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LeeAn Benjamin McCarthy
Dec. 31, 2012 9:24 am
I store mine in a sealed bag with a paper towel to absorb any extra moisture and it lasts a very long time!
 
Commented by: misty
Dec. 31, 2012 8:38 am
I store mine in a plastic lettuce keeper after washing it.
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bethany
Dec. 31, 2012 9:14 am
buy the best salad spinner you can afford.wash,spin then store in a tupperware container with a plate turned upside down in the bottom,add lettuce! i have had lettuce last 10 days!!
 
Commented by: bd.weld
Dec. 31, 2012 8:38 am
In an open zip-loc bag with a paper towel (to collect moisture). Lasts a long time.
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Linda (LMT)
Dec. 31, 2012 8:40 am
I have "green bags". The special kind of bag you can now buy at the grocery store for storing fruits and veggies longer in the fridge. They work well. Mine are actually yellow and last a long time if you take care of them.
 
pleasedeleteprofile
Dec. 31, 2012 8:40 am
Agree with BD - store in zip-loc wit paper towel.
 
Judy in Delaware
Dec. 31, 2012 8:46 am
I store mine wrapped in a few layers of paper towels. Really keeps well in the crisper drawer that way.
 
Marianne
Dec. 31, 2012 8:46 am
I wash my lettuce, put it in my lettuce whirlie thing (can't recall the name of that device), lay it out on the counter on paper towels until almost dry, and then put it in ziploc bags. I buy a lot and we eat a lot!
 
Heather
Dec. 31, 2012 9:12 am
Thanks everyone! Going to try out everyones 'ways'
 
hazelnut
Dec. 31, 2012 9:21 am
I don't wash my lettuce until right before I use it. I just set it, unwrapped, on a paper towel in the drawer. The outside leaves soften but it lasts for weeks.
 
Dec. 31, 2012 10:46 am
I also don't wash until shortly before using since it tends to wilt faster if stored wet. The best time to wash lettuce is right before you use it. I store in the refrig drawer designed for veggies. Also depends on your refrig, since veggies keep much longer in my new refrig compared to the one it replaced. I assume it seals better and/or maintains the proper humidity level.
 
Commented by: jjs81
Dec. 31, 2012 9:11 am
Best product I have found is Tupperware's Fridge Smart containers. I can keep lettuce fresh for over 2 weeks (fresh spinach too). I was really surprised that the containers work as well as they had promised. It is also great for any fruits and vegetables. I don't know if stores sell Tupperware now (probably could find online), I got hooked into buying something at a party, but am extremely glad I did. Have even given these containers as gifts and gotten rave reviews about them.
 
Commented by: Sue's recipes
Dec. 31, 2012 9:29 am
Walmart has a great container for lettuce, it last so long and stays crisp. They keep these containers not on the kitchen container aisle but on asile where the kitchen gadgets are, look on a bottom shelf for them or ask with the product number and they can look it up at any register. ---> below
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Sue's recipes
Dec. 31, 2012 9:30 am
http://www.walmart.com/search/search-ng.do?search_query=lettuce+container&ic=16_0&Find=Find&search_constraint=4044
 
PAMELA D. aPROpos of nothing
Dec. 31, 2012 9:32 am
I do as others, wash, spin, put in baggie with paper toweling, smoosh out all the air and close. Had a friend who got a vacuum sealer. Her hubs went nuts sealing up everything in the house, including salad stuff. They said the lettuce lasted a really long time in the vac bag.
 
petey
Dec. 31, 2012 9:53 am
I cut mine up, put it in a half gallon jar and vaccuum seal it. It lasts for a little over a month this way without browning or wilting. Amazing! Just get one of the jar attachments for your food saver.
 
manella
Dec. 31, 2012 10:58 am
We eat a lot of salads,i buy alot of lettuce,wash,put it in my lettuce spinner,wrap in paper towels,and put in zip lock bag.Stays a long time.
 
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