Is there a way to fold cabbage in a pot so that you maximize the amount you can fit?

I just split my cabbage head in 8 45° wedges and sort of flatten the leaves to layers. But I still was able to fit only one (albeit large) head plus some add ons and it's a 2 gal pot.

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  • Maybe just boil halves/quarters of the head? It seems nature packed the leaves pretty tight. (though I prefer washing every leaf) – Eugene Petrov Feb 19 '16 at 14:57

Try removing the core from the cabbage completely. This can be done by slicing it in half and using a "v" like pattern for coring it. After the core is removed, all the leaves should flake off very easily. It is usually easier to fill more in a pot when you lay the leaves flat on top of each other. Alternatively, and with a bit more work, you can also just peel the leaves away from the core individually. This is a good way to get bigger leaves (especially useful when making stuffed cabbage).

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