How to Cut a Head of Cabbage into Wedges

Head of Cabbage
Cabbage on stem end. Photo: Diana Rattray

To cut a head of cabbage into perfect wedges which will stay together, each wedge must have some of the core.

I made 6 wedges with the medium sized cabbage pictured.

You'll need a large, sharp knife and a cutting board.

  1. First, trim the outer leaves and excess stem from a head of cabbage.
  2. Stand the cabbage on its stem end on a cutting board.
  3. Cut it in half.
  4. Lay each half on its cut side and cut it into 2 to 4 wedges, making sure each cut goes through the core. Some core has to be on each wedge to hold the leaves together. The number of wedges depends on the size of the cabbage.

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