How to Prepare
Grape Leaves

 

(for Dolmades and other great Greek Dishes)

   

Remove the stems, you will find that not all of
those you buy in the store from a jar do this!
 
Harvest your grape leaves. I grow Concord and
these are wonderfully flavorful!
   
   

One technique I like is tying the grape leaves together
with kitchen string utilizing a slip knot. This allows
you to easily 'fish the leaves out when done.
 
in they go!
   
   

The heat has been turned off the boiling water and
I like to give them a soak for about 5 minutes
 
Isn't this easy
   
   

Lay out your grape leaves and dab the excess moisture. They are ready to use now... or....
 
....put them in a plastic bag and remove the air
and freeze them until needed.