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Old 03-24-2009, 12:36 PM   #1
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How do I cut thin New York deli-style lettuce?

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i wanted to know how this cut of lettuce is done? i mean the lettuce is thin sort of like noodles. i'd think a knife wouldn't be precise enough to cut lettuce that small. thanks.

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Old 03-24-2009, 12:39 PM   #2
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You could put wedges of lettuce in a food processor and shred it (using the shredding disc). That's the only other way I can think of, other than a knife, to cut it thin.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:39 PM   #3
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A good knife can very much cut the lettuce into the strips. Basically, I cut the lettuce in half and then run a sharp knife through it and get the long thin strips. I like this for taco salad.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:40 PM   #4
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shred very thinly with a knife.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:46 PM   #5
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this is sort of what i mean

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Old 03-24-2009, 12:48 PM   #6
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And that's what we are talking about. I can do that easily with a good knife.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:50 PM   #7
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what kind of knife?
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:51 PM   #8
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Cut it in half from top to bottom. Put the flat cut-side down on a cutting board - using a knife (preferable a chef's knife or one of that size) slice very thinly going from top to bottom. Same way you shred a head of cabbage for cole slaw.

You can use the slicer/shredder disc in a food processor or the slicer/shredder attachment if you have a KitchenAid stand mixer and have that attachment.
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I have a cleaver that can do it, a 7" chef's knife, a 7" Santoku knife. Anything with a sharp blade that's fairly long to go through the length of the head of lettuce.
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a french/Chef's knife.
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