In a recipe on Corned Beef and Cabbage, the instructions read "wedge" the head of cabbage before putting it in the slow cooker.


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Another way to say this is to quarter the cabbage. The goal is to make "wedges" (triangles, when viewed from above) that are smaller than an entire head of cabbage (easier to cook and fit in your slow cooker) but still relatively intact.

To wedge a cabbage, slice it in half, and then slice the halves into either 2 or 4 pieces (depending on how large a wedge you want).

wedges of cabbage
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    Are you supposed to core the cabbage? Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 19:53
  • I would. Once it's in quarters (as pictured) just cut diagonally along the core.
    – Dan
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 19:59
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    Not strictly necessary, but the dense chunk at the bottom isn't beloved by everyone.
    – Erica
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 20:10

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