Sautéed Lettuce with Smoked Cheese Sauce


Maybe you never thought of pan-frying your lettuce, but it’s not only possible it’s also delicious!

Try this simple and quick vegetable dish. It only takes 10 minutes, perfect for a weeknight dinner.


Pan-fried Lettuce

2 pcs. Little gem lettuce , butterhead or mini romaine

0.5 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Tarragon

2 tsp. Lemon juice

30 gram Butter

Smoked Cheese Sauce

50 gram Fresh cheese , smoked

2 tbsp. Heavy cream 38%


Prepare the lettuce

Cut off the base of the stem and remove any unsightly leaves.

Cut both heads of lettuce in half lengthways. So you get a total of four halves. Rinse the lettuce thoroughly.

Season the cut surface with salt, tarragon and lemon juice.

Cook the lettuce

Add butter to a pan and set the temperature to 135 °C. Let the butter melt.

Increase the heat to 150 ºC.

Lay the lettuce on the pan, cut side down. Fry for 5 minutes.

Cheese sauce

Add the smoked cheese and heavy cream to a bowl and mix to combine.

Arrange the salad on a serving plate with the fried side up. Pour the cheese sauce over and serve.