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how to cut cabbage

The 3 Best Ways To Peel Cabbage Leaves

  • Author: Ryan Limbag
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Varies


Learn 3 time-proven techniques for peeling cabbage using a stockpot, microwave or your freezer.


  • 1 Cabbage head


Blanch The Cabbage

  1. Bring a sizeable pot of water to a boil
  2. With a pair of tongs, submerge the cabbage head into the boiling water
  3. Remove cabbage head from water after 2-3 seconds
  4. Place cabbage head in ice bath or cold water
  5. Peel the outer layers and save the broadest leaves

Microwave The Cabbage

  1. Place cabbage and a cup of water in the microwave
  2. Heat for 10 minutes
  3. Flip cabbage, and heat another 10 minutes
  4. Remove, let cool, and peel cabbage leaves

Freezing A Cabbage Head Ahead Of Time

  1. Freeze a whole head of cabbage for a day
  2. Thaw and the outer layers will peel easily


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cuisine: All

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