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It depends on the type of lettuce. If it is a cut and come again type they do not heart up and you only pick the leaves you need. If it is a butterhead type, when the head starts to fill out feel it gently, if it feels quite firm it is ready, leave it too long and it will shoot.
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Take the head in both hands, with the core facing down, and pound it down once or twise on the counter (not too hard). Then just turn it over, grab the core, and pull it… out with a slight twist. Basically, you are pounding the core on the counter, which just slightly loosens it from leaves.
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The number of ounces in one head of lettuce depends on the brand of the lettuce. However, there are typically 12 oz. in one head of lettuce.
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Yes it is. Plural: Heads of lettuce Singular: Head of lettuce
There is an old food-preparer's trick for getting a head of lettuce ready for use, and right away. Food preparers have to move fast in big professional kitchens, and don't hav…e time to use a paring knife to cut out a lettuce-heart: 1) tear off the outside leaves until the remainder are clean and unblemished 2) turn the head upside-down so that the white core is on top 3) give the centre of the core a quick, hard punch with the side of your hand. This will dislodge the core from the leaves. Simply pull it out with a turn of the wrist. 4) break the head apart from the inside by inserting your thumbs into the core-hole. NEVER cut lettuce with a metal knife or it will turn brown where it has been cut. Use a plastic lettuce-knife if you have one, but nothing else. Rinse the broken-up lettuce quickly in a big, stainless-steel bowl, give it a quick spin in a spinner, and it is ready for use.
The center is called the "heart".
When the head has formed, using a sharp knife, make a horizontal cut at the base of the head close to the ground and lift out the head.
In an average head about 6 servings
Because of its compact shape and appearance, it is the compact terminal part of the plant - as is the human head