Braised Lettuce


Old fashioned braised lettuce, a classic Dutch recipe. Definitely worth a try! Lettuce braised in butter with onion and cooked ham, so good!

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Braised lettuce
Veronique van Ohmydish

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Published at 2017-06-22, this recipe is for 2 people and takes 45 minutes.

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Updated at: 30-03-2022

45 minutes 2 people Side dishes
Braised lettuce


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  • 1 lettuce
  • 1 onion
  • about 60 gram of diced ham
  • 200 ml vegetable stock
  • knob of butter
  • pepper and salt to taste
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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • large pan
  • meat tongs

Braised Lettuce

45 minutes 2 people Side dishes

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Preparation -- 10 minutes

Peel and finely chop the onion. Rinse the lettuce very well with running cold water. Remove any damaged outer leaves from the lettuce. Put the lettuce upside down so the excess water will drain.

Divide the lettuce in halves and let the core attached so it won't fall apart.  

Braised lettuce
Braised lettuce

Finishing the braised lettuce -- 35 minutes

Heat a knob of butter in the large pan and sauté the onion for a few minutes. Add the lettuces halves, cut side down. Pour in the vegetable stock and the cubes of ham and place the lid on.

Let the lettuce cook on low heat for about half an hour. Most of the vegetable stock should be evaporated by now. SEASON with pepper and salt and SERVE with slow-braised beef if you like. Enjoy!

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