Elaine's Dolmathes (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

Recipe by JCC4329
READY IN: 2hrs 45mins




  • 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.
  • Line the bottom of a 3 qt pan with 3 to 4 large leaves.
  • Mix remaining ingredients except water in a bowl and start rolling.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.