Cabbage is one of the most popular vegetables we use regularly for numerous recipes. Cabbage is a versatile vegetable that can fit for different types of recipes. It comes in a variety of colors: white, red, purple and green.
Shredding cabbage for coleslaw, soups, and salads may sound complicated, but it doesn’t need to be so complicated. There are different methods to shred cabbage. In this article, we’re going to mention each one of them in order to help you make textured shredded cabbage easily.
How To Prep Your Cabbage
First, you should rinse the cabbage under cold running water and remove the loose outermost leaves.
Place the cabbage on a cutting board with the core end against the board. Take a vegetable knife and cut the cabbage in half vertically through the core. Cut each half vertically again through the core, creating 4 quarters
Cut the very bottom of the stem off to flatten the bottom of the cabbage in each of the 4 quarters.
How to Shred The Cabbage Easily
There are 3 methods to shred the cabbage. Some people would prefer to shred the cabbage with a knife, and others with a vegetable peeler or mandoline slicer. Today there are even cabbage peelers with a unique shape that are used especially for cabbage shredding. When you shred the cabbage with a knife, the shredding texture depends both on your cutting skills and the quality of the knife you use.
With a vegetable peeler:
Use a vegetable peeler and peel the cabbage thinly from its inner side.
With a mandoline slicer:
There are different types of mandoline slicers available in the market. The most common are the kitchen master mandoline slicer, the adjustable mandoline slicer and the round mandoline slicer, so we suggest using them. But if you have other types of mandoline, you can also shred the cabbage with them.
Use the thinnest blade and carefully run the quarter of cabbage along the mandolin with the cut edge down.
With a knife:
Slice each of the cabbage quarters into shreds. Thinly slice the cabbage into strips, Make sure that you go as far as you can across the wedge.