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    Elaine's Dolmathes (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

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    2 hrs 45 mins

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    45 mins

    JCC's Note:

    Stuffed Grape leaves is an economical dish as well as very nutritious and diet friendly. This recipe is tried and true. Once you make these you will never purchase prepared stuffed grape leaves. If you do not care for lamb you can omit and increase the ground beef. You can also use fresh grape leaves if there are vines in your area. Just pick the leaves and follow the recipe.

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    1. 1
      Remove grape leaves from jar and cut off stems. Place a few leaves (10) at a time in a deep fry pan of simmering water for a about a minute. This removes the brine.
    2. 2
      Line the bottom of a 3 qt pan with 3 to 4 large leaves.
    3. 3
      Mix remaining ingredients except water in a bowl and start rolling.
    4. 4
      Place leaf, face or shiny side down. Put a small amount of mixture on upper half of leaf (stem end). Make one roll then turn sides in . Continue to roll.
    5. 5
      Place rolled grape leaves in the prepared pot seam side down. I work from the outer edge. Once the first layer is complete start a second layer.
    6. 6
      When all filling is used cover rolled leaves with 4 large leaves. Cover the leaves with a saucer that will fit inside the pot and add the 1 cup water. Cover pot and bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer and cook for 45 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 11, 2008


      Excellent! So good, I had to call my Greek neighbor to come over and give me her opinion. Five stars all the way! I used an entire pound of lamb along with the ground beef. I also served these with bleu cheese and ranch dressing to dip them in (that's what was available). DD (6 y.o.) had fun (and did great) helping to roll. Reviewed for ZWT4.

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    • on July 10, 2008


      Great recipe! MADE FOR ZWT4 for the DAFFY DAFFODILS

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    • on June 11, 2008


      Great recipe! Made for a photo challenge for ZWT4. My first try at Dolmathes which didn't go too bad. I am not a lover of lamb, so used all ground beef which worked out lovely!

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    Nutritional Facts for Elaine's Dolmathes (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

    Serving Size: 1 (254 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 347.4
    Calories from Fat 148
    Total Fat 16.5 g
    Saturated Fat 6.4 g
    Cholesterol 59.2 mg
    Sodium 2202.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 30.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    Sugars 2.4 g
    Protein 20.0 g

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