How to Shred Cabbage – Kitchen Shortcut

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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  1. Sandy N says

    “Mommy is this where babies come from?”…”It’s inside, right?”…”Yes! I’m getting a baby brother!!”

  2. says

    WOW! Now that’s the biggest nicest ‘Kraut cabbage I’ve ever seen! OK a quote for the contest let me see.
    “This is from the cabbage patch. NOT ME!”

  3. Kendra says

    If you have never grilled cabbage its great. Spray quarters of the cabbage with olive oil non stick spray, season with salt pepper or seasoning of your choice and grill on low. If cabbage is loose use a grill basket.

  4. Cheryl M says

    Okay, I’ll finish it but just remember I don’t change my own diaper—you do.
    Did you you think that through?

  5. says

    ‘uhhh Mom… Is this where cabbage patch kids come from?’ ‘I thought that was just a brand and they came from Toys R Us’… ‘Are you going to make me eat the packaging…’ ‘I know your frugal but come on!’

  6. jennifer Cockburn says

    “Mom, is this your way of saying that we need to about more greens?”

    “Mom, does this mean we’ll be having cabbage for the next two weeks?”

  7. Alyssa says

    “Oh no! Am I being replaced? I must find a way to defeat the competition! I know! I will smile and it will give me a even greater edge for cuteness!”


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