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Romaine and Boston/Butter Lettuce Storage Question

Best way to store each of these in the fridge? I buy both fresh (not packaged). I always seem to be throwing them away after 3 or 4 days. I usually wash, spin and store in a covered pyrex---which is obviously not working! Thank you!

asked by bamcnamara about 3 years ago
3 answers 1778 views
23b88974-7a89-4ef5-a567-d442bb75da04.avatar
added about 3 years ago

Don't wash until you are ready to use.

Ba205f57-899e-4b25-8c47-a1210b14a928.the_cook
added about 3 years ago

Wash, spin thoroughly, dry the rest gently, store in paper or cloth -- these all right on. What I like to do is leave the plastic bag open to some ventilation so I do not close the the zip lock or what ever other bag I use when storing in the refrigerator. In my experience, not washing can sometimes help, but when all is said and done, lettuce is a fragile product with a short shelf life.