Cutting Iceberg for a Wedge-type Salad
Apart from cleaning, the next thing you should do on your Iceberg is to remove the core and outer leaves. The outer leaves are usually loose and wilted; it’s not good to eat them.
But what is an Iceberg Wedge salad? Well, in wedge salads, you have your Iceberg cut in quarters, sixths, or even eighths depending on how giant your Iceberg is.
If your Iceberg has a big and thick stem, cut most of it, but do not remove it completely. Leaving a small part of them intact is a nice trick for wedge salads; this way, the Iceberg leave will not fall apart and stay in place; it also helps you hold the wedge better.
After you are done with your wedge pieces, you are free to top them with chopped tomatoes, onions, cheese, bacon, and a dressing of your choice. There is no iron rule, be creative.
Since your goal for perfect Coleslaw salad is finely cut slices, you need to cut your Iceberg with a specific technique and, if possible, use a sharp kitchen knife. A sharpened knife will make the procedure faster and way easier.
- Cut your Iceberg in half.
- Put the one half of the Iceberg upside down. It should like a dome shape.
- Hold it with your free hand using the “claw grip”. The “claw “grip” prevents you from cutting yourself by accident.
- Start chopping the Iceberg from one end to the other.
- When you are halfway done, depending on the Iceberg’s size, holding it in place can be quite uncomfortable. If that’s the case, flip it over and keep going.
After you are done, remember to separate the strips from each other by tossing them with your hands or mixing them with any kitchen utensil that you have on hand. Having the slices separated from each other makes the mixing with the dressing and any other vegetable way easier.
Also, as we already mentioned above, you should always clean your Iceberg and every other ingredient before making a salad. Lastly, while using knives, you should always be careful and use the “claw grip” to avoid cutting yourself.
Finally, you should always treat your food with respect and appreciation; it is your body’s fuel after all.