How to prepare cabbage

How to prepare cabbage
Cabbage can be used cooked or raw, whole leaves or in julienne. Here is how to prepare a cabbage julienne.
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Last modified on: December 31th 2013

For 3 cabbages, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 1 cabbage 2 cabbages 3 cabbages

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Stage 1 - 3 min.
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Place cabbage in front of you, then cut off and discard stalk end.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Remove any discoloured or wilted leaves and discard.

Stand cabbage on its base, then cut in two vertically.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Cut each half in two again.

You will notice that there is a white hard stalk inside, not good to eat.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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Cut out and discard these hard stalk sections.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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Then separate each ¼ into individual leaves.

Stage 6
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If there are any hard central veins, cut out and discard.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Do this until reaching cabbage heart that you can leave as it is, keeping only the very best of the cabbage.

Wash and drain leaves in cold water with 3 tablespoons white (spirit) vinegar added.

Stage 8 - 10 min.
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Make a pile of leaves and chop to make julienne while holding together firmly.

Stage 9
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Do this for all the other leaves.

Your cabbage is ready to use as raw.

Stage 10 - 3 min.
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For cooked cabbage, make boil a big pan of salted water (1 tbsp rough salt by litre of water), and put cabbage in.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
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When water boil again, put cabbage in cold water to stop cooking.

Stage 12 - 5 min.
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Leave cabbage to cool, then drain carefully and leave on a linen tea-towel or absorbent paper.

Note: The best way to drain cooked cabbage is in a salad spinner.


A few days in the fridge, in a closed jar.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
91 Kcal or 381 Kj< 1 gr< 1 gr0 gr
5 %<1 %<1 %0 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3 Kcal or 13 Kj< 1 gr< 1 gr0 gr
0 %<1 %<1 %0 %
Per cabbage
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
30 Kcal or 126 Kj< 1 gr< 1 gr0 gr
2 %<1 %<1 %0 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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