How to Shred Cabbage – Kitchen Shortcut

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 16, 2011

Holy Cabbage!!!!

So the lovely L shared this photograph of a cabbage that  her husband found at the market (seriously, this thing needs to be in some contest!) sitting with her daughter in the high chair. Rather, on the high chair.

Her face is priceless.

And holy schmoly cabbage!

How to Shred a Cabbage


Remove the outer leaves, and any leaves that are drying out on the edges.

Chop right down the middle.

Then chop each half into quarters.

The cut out the stem.

Lay the quarters on one of the flat sides.

And start slicing off the cabbage at an angle.

Until you can’t slice off any more.  Gently separate the slices as you toss it into a bowl.

These work perfectly for slaw.  (Recipe coming Friday.)

If you’d like some larger chunks for a soup or stew (recipe coming tonight), then cut into chunks.

And then separate the pieces.

Toss into soup or stew.

Tell us your favorite way to eat cabbage!

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{ 57 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica March 17, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Oh my……I’m getting gassy……just thinking about eating all of this! :)


Dianne Paul March 17, 2011 at 3:55 pm

“Hurry up—I can’t hold this thing much longer!!!”


Kim in AZ March 17, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Pass the Mylicon drops please. :)

Or, how many babies come inside this thing?


Tamara Burchell March 17, 2011 at 6:21 pm

” Mom, does this mean I’m a cabbage patch kid?”


Helen March 18, 2011 at 7:12 pm



Jessica March 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Hi Erin! I loved this post. I was writing a post on how to make coleslaw well, and I recommended shredding the cabbage yourself instead of grating it in a food processor. I thought this post was a great tutorial for cooks who don’t have much experience with cabbage, so I linked to it!
You can see my post here:


Matt December 7, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Use a paper shredder for cabbage? Hmm, good idea.


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