If you've ever tried to make cole slaw at home, you know there are two ways you can go about it:
- Stay at home and tarry away at the leaves of the cabbage yourself to get everything into tiny ribbon-like pieces.
- 2. Hit the grocery store for those prepackaged bags of cole slaw cabbage mix.
But going with numero 2 is usually a bad idea--do you know how long that cabbage has been in the freezer? If fresh flavor and a crispy texture is what you're going for, then doing the cutting at home is best.
Once you understand the fairly simple anatomy of a cabbage, shredding it is an easy task—all it requires is a sharp knife, and a willingness to perform a whole lot of repetitive motion. Just keep thinking "cole slaw cole slaw cole slaw," and you'll be through it in no time.