Greek Dolma Aka Stuffed Grape Leaves

Recipe by CarrolJ
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Because these leaves are packed in brine it is important to rinse them well in warm water before using.
  • Separate the most perfect leaves from those which are imperfect.
  • Line the bottom of a glass baking dish with the imperfect leaves.
  • It is okay to line several layers.
  • These imperfect leaves act as a cushioning layer for the stuffed rolls and will be discarded after baking.
  • Mix stuffing ingredients thoroughly.
  • Place a grape leaf vein side up and stem end toward you on the counter. Near the base put 1 heaping teaspoon of stuffing.
  • Fold both sides over stuffing and roll up from the base end to the tip.
  • It is important to roll them tightly so that they don't become unrolled while cooking them.
  • Lay the rolls very close to each other in rows.
  • It is okay to make several layers if necessary.
  • Pour in warm water that will barely cover the first layer.
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  • Cover dish and bake in oven at 350 degrees about 45 minutes.
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