How to Shred Brussels Sprouts

Shaved Brussels sprouts are popular in salads and as a side dish. But how to do it? Here’s how to shred Brussels sprouts: the right way!

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Wondering how to shred Brussels sprouts: the right way? Shaved Brussels sprouts are popular in salads and as a side dish: but how to actually cut them? You can use your food processor, but you can also do it with a knife quickly and simply! But if you do it the wrong way, it won’t make those signature shreds. Here’s our step by step guide for how to shred Brussels sprouts, with a video of Alex showing you how it’s done (above).

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How to shred Brussels sprouts step by step

Step 1

How to shred Brussels sprouts: Remove tough layers

Remove any tough outer layers of the Brussels sprouts: this will vary based on the quality of the sprouts.

Step 2

How to shred Brussels sprouts: Slice in half lengthwise

With a large Chef’s knife, slice the Brussels sprout in half lengthwise.

Step 3

How to shred Brussels sprouts: Cut into thin shreds

Place the cut side down and thinly slice the sprout cross-wise, making thin shreds.

Step 4

How to shred Brussels sprouts: loosen the pieces

Loosen the pieces with your fingers. Discard the root end. That’s it!

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How to shred Brussels sprouts

How to Shred Brussels Sprouts


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pound shredded 1x

Description

Shaved Brussels sprouts are popular in salads and as a side dish. But how to do it? Here’s how to shred Brussels sprouts: the right way!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts

Instructions

  1. Remove any tough outer layers with your fingers.
  2. With a large Chef’s knife, cut the Brussels sprout in half lengthwise.
  3. Place the cut side down and thinly slide cross-wise to create shreds.
  4. Separate the shreds with your fingers. Discard the root end.
  • Category: Knife Skills
  • Method: Cutting
  • Cuisine: N/A

Keywords: How to Shred Brussels Sprouts

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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