Wouldn’t it be great to have grape leaves in your pantry in winter too? You wouldn’t have to search for it at markets then! It might not be possible to find it every time or the leaves might not be to your taste. They sometimes use leaves that are too tough, which is not something you would want.
As I mentioned before, we, as Turkish people are like ants, who always save food for coming winter. We love to prepare food in summer when they are fresh, we want to carry this freshness to colder days too when foods are more limited.
Mom either brings us fresh grape leaves and we cure them here together or she makes it for us and brings the jar. If you love stuffed grape leaves as much as we do, if you are crazy about home made foods as much as we are, you should learn how to cure grape leaves!
Grape Leaves For Winter
Ideal leaves to be cured must be fresh and young and they shouldn’t have fuzz on them. Otherwise, they will not be as tasty as you desire. I will not give any measurement here, it depends on the amount of leaves you cure. However, you can measure water and salt with the egg method. Find it here!