The eggs, hard-boiled, should be put into cold water until required, to keep them moist. Shave the cabbage into fine threads.
Thrust a long needle through the center of each egg, and draw a coarse thread through, passing it completely around the egg, as a girdle. Then from the top, downward, cut through the white, making four leaves, ending at the thread. Curve these slightly outward, leaving the yolk partly exposed, then withdraw the thread.