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 }

Jan March 16, 2011 at 9:27 am

The stork finds the 10 pound babies in this cabbage patch!!


Alice Smith March 16, 2011 at 9:31 am

I am sooo glad Mommy picked me over this in the patch !!


Amy Murphy March 16, 2011 at 9:36 am

Seymour, what are you feeding this thing? Miracle Grow?


Debra Williams March 16, 2011 at 9:44 am

Young Leprechaun OJT starts young these days.


Sandy N March 16, 2011 at 9:52 am

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


Maygan March 16, 2011 at 9:57 am

“…and you expect me to believe THIS is where I came from?”


Mary K March 16, 2011 at 10:00 am

Said the little girl, “Holy cow .. this is an awful big green ball to play with.”


Susanne March 16, 2011 at 10:02 am

Can I have this mom, PLEASE???? PLEASE???


Johanna March 16, 2011 at 10:08 am

I know we’re Irish, but do we really have to eat THIS MUCH cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day?!?


jamieS March 16, 2011 at 10:24 am

Good tip, I have tried various way to chop cabbage. I’ll try it this way next!


Vanessa March 16, 2011 at 10:47 am

“But Mommy, when I asked you for a Cabbage Patch Doll, this is NOT what I had in mind!”


Sue/RFamHere March 16, 2011 at 10:48 am

I heard someone say this cabbage was “as big as your head”. Is my head going to get *that* big??


Teri March 16, 2011 at 10:48 am

I’m the Cabbage Patch Princess!


Dona March 16, 2011 at 10:49 am

Mr. Stork can forget it! This one is going to require a 747 to deliver it!!


Mary March 16, 2011 at 10:50 am

Wow! This must be where the twins come from!


L Dice March 16, 2011 at 10:53 am

you can take the kid out of the cabbage patch but . . . .


Ivette March 16, 2011 at 10:54 am

“I know I need more fiber, but this is ridiculous!”


Diane March 16, 2011 at 10:58 am

This part is the blankie that covers you while inside there!!


Helen March 16, 2011 at 11:02 am

“I’ll eat the peas! I’ll eat the peas this time, I promise!”


Aubrie Litster March 16, 2011 at 11:13 am

“I asked for a baby sister, and this what I get?”


Danielle Pontow March 16, 2011 at 11:14 am

Oh please mommy, dont make me eat the WHOLE thing.. Please


Melissa Miller March 16, 2011 at 11:18 am

Hey, where’s the baby?


Laryssa @Heaven In The Home March 16, 2011 at 11:20 am

That is an AMAZING cabbage!


April March 16, 2011 at 11:28 am

Perhaps fertilizing the garden with Uranium was a bad idea!


Lesley March 16, 2011 at 11:30 am

If you make me eat all this cabbage my diaper will have a nice surprise for you!


Carol Dail March 16, 2011 at 11:44 am

I always joke with the kids about finding them under a cabbage…..


Sarah March 16, 2011 at 12:31 pm

I thought there was supposed to be a baby in this thing! We’ve been jipped!


Vicky March 16, 2011 at 1:12 pm

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!”


Sarah March 16, 2011 at 1:27 pm

…Now this brings new meaning to “upping your daily veggies!”


Erin March 16, 2011 at 1:36 pm

This is not quite what I meant when I asked for a cabbage patch doll!


Kendra March 16, 2011 at 3:22 pm

“I think I’m gonna need a bigger diaper….”


Kendra March 16, 2011 at 3:25 pm

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.


Julie March 16, 2011 at 4:34 pm

‘how am I every going to clear my tray….’ smile and nod, smile and nod


Jessie March 16, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Really mom?!?! You really think I’m going to believe this is where I came from? Riiiight.


Kathy March 16, 2011 at 6:12 pm

I know you like to stockpile but did you get extra diapers?


Diane Fargen March 16, 2011 at 7:01 pm

What? You expect ME to eat this?


Kathy March 16, 2011 at 7:27 pm

I know this was cheaper than diapers but the leaves will NOT work!!!


Mimi March 16, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Babies come from cabbages? What size baby are we getting from this?!!


Julie March 16, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Is this where the Easter Bunny comes from??? He has to be in there somewhere….


Cheryl M March 16, 2011 at 8:17 pm

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


Kate C. March 16, 2011 at 8:29 pm

‘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!’


Dianna March 16, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Do I have to eat it ALL before I get dessert?!?


jennifer Cockburn March 16, 2011 at 8:48 pm

“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?”


Alyssa March 16, 2011 at 9:24 pm

“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!”


TheGourmetCoffeeGuy March 16, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Great photos illustrating how to shred cabbage, very useful tips. The sequential illustration is very helpful. The child and cabbage photo is very nice.


Lauren March 17, 2011 at 6:40 am

“I know it’s an addage:
You should eat your cabbage,
So that life’s full of luck,
But enough is enough!”


Robin March 17, 2011 at 7:46 am

I know you want me to eat my vegetables, but really mom?


Brianne Hoag March 17, 2011 at 10:55 am

“I was born this way….”


Brianne Hoag March 17, 2011 at 10:56 am

“Alright, I’ve got my green on, so nobody pinch me.”


Yobarb March 17, 2011 at 12:31 pm

“I was just sitting here minding my own business when this thing landed in my lap!”


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