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Old 01-02-2013, 01:06 PM
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Cooking Lettuce!


I just discovered that cooked lettuce is yummy!!! I have never tried it before but when i got a bunch in my Bountiful basket i needed to find ways to use it so i did a search online.

Well I put a little olive oil in a pan and sauted some onions and garlic..then took them out ans set it aside and put several lettuce leaves in the pan to cook...to my sheer delight and surprise it was wonderful! i am a big fan of cooked lettuce now I supose it may make a differance on the type of lettuce also...I used the big leaf type lettuce and not the head lettuce.

Anyone else try cooking lettuce?
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:52 PM
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That's a new one on me! Sounds logical though.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:11 PM
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I have had cooked lettuce only once when I was down south at a bar-b-q. Always meant to try it myself as it was delicious, but then with my seive like brain, I never got to it and after a time I completely forgot about it. Thanks for the jog of memory, I will be sure to give it a try.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:00 PM
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X, you should try it, its very good.

Swampy great that you have had cooked lettuce also..how was it prepared at the BBQ? I am going to try steaming some and see how it is with some butter and herbs.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:06 PM
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I have some romain .. I'll give it a whirl tonight! I wonder if some grated carrot might be nice with it ....
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:12 PM
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Oh that would be very good i would think..I may try the grated carrots also
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:06 PM
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I have never tried the fine lettuce like head lettuce, romaine, etc.
I love winter greens (mustards, kales, rodiccio, etc.). Spinach,Swiss chard,
And many of the oriental greens.
I planted the perennial Arugula a few years ago and plant the annual one each year. The arugula has a very nice nutty flavor and turns a bit peppery as it gets older.
Oil & butter with a bit of garlic is wonderful RR.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:40 PM
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Hey thanks RC! I love kale and spinach and arugala...in fact i have been trying to find arugala seed by the bulk that I can afford to use for sprouts.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:08 PM
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RR, there is a site called BulkSeedStore.com that sells large amounts.
I cannot compare costs as I have not purchased many sprouting seeds.
Also, another that is called: Mumm'sSproutingSeeds.com
The perennial Arugula is nice because it will come back and reseed itself.
It works well under a cold frame in winter.
Something that friends did in winter. Sounds odd, but it worked. They got fresh manure in a box type situation and covered it with plastic or landscape fabric.
Then put soil ontop and planted there seeds. The fresh manure kept the soil warm in winter.
Told you it sounded odd, but it makes sense with the heat it creates.
If I come across anything else. I will be sure to pass it along.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:37 PM
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Gotta have Spring green onion tops with that. little extra zip add a few fresh mustard leaves, any leaf lettuce will do. You just stumbled on "Hillbilly Wilted Lettuce"We didn't have olive oil our oil was sausage or Bacon grease,
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:24 PM
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River check out ebay for bulk arugula.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:09 PM
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I was thinking the same thing callanh. We used bacon grease also and it was called wilted lettuce and it tastes great!
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:14 PM
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Oh my gosh Callanh, were you the one at my daughter’s bar-b-q that made the cooked lettuce? She lives in VA also, and it sure sounds like your cooking. The lettuce that I had was quick fried in bacon grease with a bit of mustard greens, baby onions, and inch long onion greens. There was also a sprinkling of water chestnuts and crispy bacon bits to add some crunch. It was fabulous.
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LOL..sounds like a heart attack special

Sorry i use olive oil I am trying to eat healthy..LOL
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The bacon fat sounds wonderful, but!!!!!. I do not take part too much to my shigrin as it is not recommended for health purposes. I can agree with the taste.
Most of the flavor is going to come from what ever you use.
I use garlic and butter with a bit of olive oil (stops the butter from burning as quickly). Wash the lettuce or whatever and do not dry it. Put it in wet and steam quickly. Don't want to cook too much and reduce the goodness of vegetable.
Makes me hungry.
I remember my grandma always had the bacon grease saved and used it for cooking making pastry. Was so good.
Happy cooking.
I hope you find some cool stuff, RR.
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