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Does Anyone Have FRozen/Fresh Grape Leaves?

Posted by treehugger100 z6MD (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 20, 12 at 13:18

I have been put on a special diet with no citrus acid. Therefore, no jarred grape leaves. I am desperate to find someone with excess leaves either fresh or frozen that I can buy. Your help is appreciated. My diet is fairly miserable. Thanks.

Terri


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RE: Does Anyone Have FRozen/Fresh Grape Leaves?

Is it even possible to freeze them? Googled and cant even find any commercial vendors for frozen ones. I'd think they would be mush when thawed just like most other leafy greens are.

Dave


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RE: Does Anyone Have FRozen/Fresh Grape Leaves?

No you can blanch and freeze them dry for up to a year. I found a great website about this
http://greekfood.about.com/od/ingredientpreptechniques/a/abelofylla.htm


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RE: Does Anyone Have FRozen/Fresh Grape Leaves?

I've done it. Carol Costenbader also provides directions in Preserving the Harvest. It's a pain but works very well. Better taste than the brined ones also.

The other option is to make the dolmas (in season) and freeze those. They freeze wonderfully.

Carol


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RE: Does Anyone Have FRozen/Fresh Grape Leaves?

But does anyone have these leaves? Please help. I am a greek food freak.


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RE: Does Anyone Have FRozen/Fresh Grape Leaves?

What about using something like collards instead of grape leaves until the vines sprout some new leaves in the spring?


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RE: Does Anyone Have FRozen/Fresh Grape Leaves?

Swiss chard will also work in lieu of grape leaves until the spring crop comes on.

Another option instead of dolmas is to use the stuffing in small peppers or eggplant so at least you have the flavor of the filling.

Carol


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RE: Does Anyone Have FRozen/Fresh Grape Leaves?

I guess anything can be used as a wrap but it does not have the flavor or texture of grape leaves. I was hoping either someone here had some frozen or dried or was down South where they still had leaves growing. I finally found a non-cheese Feta (real Feta has Citrus Acid, too and also yeast which I also cannot have) so I am all set except for the leaves.


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RE: Does Anyone Have FRozen/Fresh Grape Leaves?

I don't know if this would work for you, but here are suppliers of Middle Eastern Groceries that sell imported frozen grape leaves. I know Mandros Imported Foods in Lancaster, PA. does. So you might check nearby grocers or even Mandros and see if they will ship you some.

However, you would need to see how they're processed and if there's any acid involved.

Carol


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RE: Does Anyone Have FRozen/Fresh Grape Leaves?

You are a life saver! I am only 2 hours away from Madros and will call them. I'm crossing my fingers they have them. Thanks a lot!


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RE: Does Anyone Have FRozen/Fresh Grape Leaves?

I called Madros and they do not have them. Still looking...


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RE: Does Anyone Have FRozen/Fresh Grape Leaves?

I am sorry. Last time I checked they did. But at least it's a lead and some other regional Middle Eastern grocery may.

Carol


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RE: Does Anyone Have FRozen/Fresh Grape Leaves?

There aren't any grape leaves on the vines even here in the South right now. I've been looking for them, too.


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RE: Does Anyone Have FRozen/Fresh Grape Leaves?

I would gladly sell you some grape leaves dirt cheap (sorry, no pun intended.) I've never eaten them. It will be a few months though before they start to leaf up. Does the variety matter? We have Muscadine and Scuppernongs.


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RE: Does Anyone Have FRozen/Fresh Grape Leaves?

Zackey - Yes please! You or anyone else who has them can email me at terri@sommellamarketing.com. would you? I am looking for 60 - 200 young Spring leaves. Spring is right around the corner! Thanks.


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RE: Does Anyone Have FRozen/Fresh Grape Leaves?

Yes I do I have a grape vineyard I take very good care of and selling them fresh you can pick them yourself or I can jar them for you or freeze them for you please call me @ 916-821-7816 or by email mymodifications22@yahoo.com


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RE: Does Anyone Have FRozen/Fresh Grape Leaves?

I thought buying and selling was not allowed on GW forums?


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RE: Does Anyone Have FRozen/Fresh Grape Leaves?

I Have a ton of Fresh very large organic grape leaves in S. Florida you can e-mail or call 305 321 6338


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