How To Core A Head Of Lettuce In One Firm Smash. No Knife Required!

It's kind of dangerous stabbing blindly into a head of iceberg lettuce. You never really know if the tip of that knife is going to slide easily through, catch on a fibrous part or just plain slice your hand off. But if you need iceberg, you need iceberg, whether it's for a salad or as a key component of iceberg lettuce slaw for our substantially more filling barbacoa enchiladas rojas! Or a salad, that's fine too. Either way, knives away from the core — all you need's a good, firm slam. Observe:

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