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What, other than salad, can I make with lettuce? Answered

Two different people have given me big bags of luscious, beautiful, fresh-from-the-home-garden mixed lettuce. The problem is, I don't like salads all that much. I mean, salads are okay, there's nothing wrong with salads; but I'm very quickly getting very tired of salad after salad after salad.

How else can I use all this gorgeous lettuce?

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Marshal Banana
Marshal Banana

Best Answer 10 years ago

If you don't like salads, then find something that suits your skills. If you like to cook, chop it up for a garnish or invent a coleslaw recipe which uses lettuce. If you like to garden, you could probably make some decent compost out of it, though this isn't really the best use for lettuce. You could try to barter with it, though I personally don't know any handymen who work for lettuce. If you have any experience with chemistry you could try to process the lettuce for its Lactucarium and use it as a pain reliever.

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Gorfram
Gorfram

Answer 10 years ago

Lettuce coleslaw - now, that would work really well for me. Thanks. :)

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frollard
frollard

10 years ago

Goes great in a taco, as a garnish under delicioius meat, good for throwing at people (be a crazy lettuce person)...

Make inappropriate clothing out of it and post pictures on myspace...

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Gorfram
Gorfram

Answer 10 years ago

"Make inappropriate clothing out of it and post pictures on myspace..."
In your dreams, maybe ;)

Though I might try Raving's idea about lettuce wraps...

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frollard
frollard

Answer 10 years ago

not for my pleasure...just because people who post scandalous pictures tend to put them on myspace :P

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Gorfram
Gorfram

Answer 10 years ago

Right, no, of course not. :)

I mean, there's a reason that "Frollard" doesn't rhyme with "untoward."
(That is, unless "Frollard" does rhyme with "untoward"... :)

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frollard
frollard

Answer 10 years ago

its more frahlerd and not froh-lard.

Based on the name of a combined surname of Frost and Allard - back when the interwebs were young my friend and I figured we would just share logins for various accounts....the name stuck

fro from frost
llard from allard

'frollard, untoward'...I can see it :D -- but this is a family site!

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seandogue
seandogue

Answer 10 years ago

Surprisingly educational. I always thought of you as Eff Rollard as well, now I have to get y mind wrapped around the real meaning.

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frollard
frollard

Answer 10 years ago

WEIRD! I always thought you were Ess, Awndog. :D

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seandogue
seandogue

Answer 10 years ago

I am. well, actually S. Ean Dogue (like dough, not dog) ;-)

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frollard
frollard

Answer 10 years ago

pronounced en francais? Je ne comprend pas. :)

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seandogue
seandogue

Answer 10 years ago

yup. Not dog. that's a common mistake. The famous but somewhat mysterious John Doe had cousin from France named, conveniently enough, Jean Dogue. He went to Ireland and married a fecund lass by the name of Meaghan...they had twelve kids....one was named Sean. They all lived a very anoynmous life.

Or so the story goes...

(see the source of my confusion below...)

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Gorfram
Gorfram

Answer 10 years ago

And here I was thinking that a fine Irish lad called Sean went adventuring abroad, and adventured so sucessfully that he wound up becoming the Doge (pr. "doj")of Venice (even though he was never all that good at spelling :).


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seandogue
seandogue

Answer 10 years ago

If only :-)

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Gorfram
Gorfram

Answer 10 years ago

Or perhaps, under an even more variant spelling, it refers to the mysterious Sean Dubh (pr. "shawndoo"), the "Dark Sean" of Irish Legend. Sean Dubh was said to be an unseen wanderer who visited householders by night, completing whatever soldering projects he might find and absconding with a batch of freshly-baked cookies. :)

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seandogue
seandogue

Answer 10 years ago

HA! you wouldn't be far off the mark... I only go out in the light of day to buy groceries for the most part, or to call my cats in before bedtime, around 7-8AM in the morning most days. I program and study web dev all night long (and watch the occasional 3AM Buffy the Vamp Slayer or Anime ), and of course I generally wear my tattered garb when doing so, in order to complete the attire of the midnight elf.

Mmm...fresh baked cookies. it's been a while since anyone baked me cookies

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seandogue
seandogue

Answer 10 years ago

(Actually, I thought your last name was Rollard, first name Francis or Frank or Fred or something...I just missed the mark with my guesstimation this time.)

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Gorfram
Gorfram

Answer 10 years ago

Presumably because everyone thinks of me as Gee, Orfram! :)

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Gorfram
Gorfram

Answer 10 years ago

I see...
It's the past tense of the verb "to frollar," as in "I came, I saw, I frollar'd." ;)

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frollard
frollard

Answer 10 years ago

also an adverb... it went frollard fast. and as a transitive verb, he frollards. and as a pronoun, the frollard bus. put it all together, frollard frollarded frollardly toward the frollard bus.

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Gorfram
Gorfram

Answer 10 years ago

A few more parts of speech and we could get:

Oh frollard! - The frollarding frollarder is frollarding frollarded! :)

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seandogue
seandogue

Answer 10 years ago

Poysonally, ima vote for the inappropriate clothing. nothing's sexier than a frog wrapped in lettuce.

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Gorfram
Gorfram

Answer 10 years ago

(Insert your own witty rejoinder here.)
(Because I've been working at it all afternoon, and I got nuthin'. :)

But that does put me in mind of frog legs (my own are excellent, thanks for asking :), which puts me in mind of barbequed catfish....

Mmm... smoky spicy barbequed catfish, with some polenta/cornmeal mush, all wrapped in a big leaf of romaine... mmm.

(Now I just need to teach my cat how to fish. :)

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Gorfram
Gorfram

Answer 10 years ago

Once again, I wish I could give two "Best Answers."

I went with the spirit, rather than the letter, of the thing and gave "Best" to the most helpful and useful answer. But, taking "best" in its most literal sense, this one should win for its sheer originality and amusement value. :)




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caarntedd
caarntedd

Answer 10 years ago

My pleasure.

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TSC
TSC

10 years ago

Put it in with you're cheeses sandwich or any other sandwich.

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cerberustugowar
cerberustugowar

10 years ago

MMMM LETTUCE WRAPS!!!! with ginger chicken please. google that shizz. they are stupendous

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EmmettO
EmmettO

10 years ago

Put it on your sammich?

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seandogue
seandogue

Answer 10 years ago

+1 My single favorite use of lettuce. Or just eat it plain (iceburg lettuce is particularily good for this)

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rickharris
rickharris

10 years ago

Most people don't but firm lettuce can be cooked. I often grill endive (chicory) cut in half lengthwise as a starter with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. You can make lettuce soup - usually served cold as a summer soup Wilted lettuce is similar to spinach as a vegetable.

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orksecurity
orksecurity

Answer 10 years ago

I've used it in soup ("salad soup" generally works pretty well), but haven't run across a soup specifically made from lettuce. Sounds good; I'll have to track that down.