How to Shred Cabbage: 3 Ways
Have some cabbage that you need to shred? Here's how to shred cabbage no matter what tools you have. You can use a box grater, a mandolin or even just a knife.
Servings 1 cabbage
Optional: Box Grater
Prep the Cabbage: Do this Step Before Any Cutting Method
Wash the cabbage and remove the outer leaves.
Place the cabbage on a cutting board and cut the bottom off.
Make sure the cabbage is sturdy and flat against the cutting board and cut it in half.
Cut out the white solid core by carefully making 2 diagonal cuts towards the center.
Cut the cabbage in half again, making quarters. (Sometimes it is easier to remove the core with a diagonal cut after it has been cut into quarters. Do what works best for you.)
Option #1: How to Shred Cabbage with a Knife
Make sure the cabbage is flat and steady on the cutting surface. Begin slicing it into thin strips.
Once it becomes hard to grasp, turn it so that it is flat against the cutting board and finish slicing.
If you want to shred the pieces further, cut them in half horizontally and then continue cutting vertically until they are as fine as needed.
Option #2: How to Shred Cabbage with a Box Grater
Option #3: How to Shred Cabbage with a Mandolin
Set the mandolin to desired thickness. Place the cabbage flat against the mandolin and place the guard over top of the cabbage.
Carefully shred the cabbage with the mandolin, using the guard to protect your fingers.