How To Cure Grape Leaves
 
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Ingredients
  • grape leaves
  • water
  • kosher salt or sea salt
Instructions
  1. Pile up leaves in groups of 20 or 25. Make sure their stems overlap.
  2. Put these in a large tray in groups.
  3. Boil some water, 1 or 2 liters depending on the amount of leaves.
  4. Pour it on leaves when it is hot, it should cover leaves.
  5. Cover the tray.
  6. Let it cool.
  7. Do not waste this water.
  8. When it is cool enough, sprinkle a little kosher salt on the side of their stems and roll them as groups.
  9. Place the groups of leaves in a jar until it is filled up.
  10. Add salt into that boiled and cooled water using the egg method.
  11. Pour it into the jar until it reaches the top of leaves.
  12. Place a piece of cheesecloth on leaves, it functions as a weight to prevent leaves from floating.
  13. Wait it in a dry place away from sunlight.
  14. It gets ready after a week. You can easily get grape leaves from the jar in winter and stuff them!
Notes
Notes:

It is possible to keep these for a year!

If the weather is very hot in your place, it might overflow, so it’s better to place a tray or a towel under the jar. If it overflows and the water inside reduces, you can prepare a little brine again with egg method and add it into the jar.

Wash them with warm water before using so that you remove the excessive salt on them.
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