Cutting Romaine Lettuce

Making Caesar salad? Here's how to break down a head of Romaine lettuce in just a few strokes of a chef's knife.

Here's an easy way to handle large heads of Romaine lettuce. Make lengthwise cuts down Romaine, about 1-1/2 inches apart, stopping before the base. Turn Romaine 90 degrees and chop into squares. Place in a colander to rinse.