Dolmades Recipe

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  1. Drain, rinse and dry grape leaves.
  2. Place off to the side.
  3. In a large bowl mix ground round, Lamb, salt, pepper, minced parsley, onion chopped, crushed or pressed garlic and Tabuli (or rice); mix well.
  4. Lay out one grape leaf stem up, place about 1 rounded tablespoon meat mixture near stem.
  5. Fold stem up over meat mixture fold one side leaf over mixture, fold top over then roll the rest but not tight.
  6. This is just like making a burrito.
  7. I use toothpicks to keep the stuffed leaves together.
  8. Place in at least 1 gal pot.
  9. Continue until all leaves are filled and snug in pot.
  10. If you run out of grape leaves that's okay, you can roll little balls of meat mixture and place in pot.
  11. Cover all stuffed leaves with chicken broth adding water if you don’t have enough broth, more broth if you have it on hand (you can use just water if you want).
  12. Bring the broth to a boil then turn heat to low, simmer and cook covered until tender (pierced with a fork) about 30 minutes.
  13. Remove about 1 quart of broth from pot and let cool down a little.
  14. You want it hot just not scalding hot.
  15. In another bowl beat 4 eggs until frothy adding slowly juice from lemon.
  16. Take the warmed broth and add to the egg mixture slowly a 1/2 ladle at a time still beating the egg mixture.
  17. After all broth is mixed with egg & lemon slowly add to pot on stove.
  18. Cover the pot and turn flame off.
  19. Let sit for about 10 minutes then serve.
  20. I like it tart and rich so I use more eggs and lemon then the recipe calls for.
  21. You can experiment how many eggs and lemon you want for the egg lemon broth.
  22. Leftover broth in pot makes good Avgolemono (Egg Lemon soup).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 86.59 Kcal (363 kJ)
Calories from fat 55.65 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.18g 10%
Cholesterol 49.29mg 16%
Sodium 42.15mg 2%
Potassium 95.43mg 2%
Total Carbs 2.41g 1%
Sugars 0.66g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.62g 2%
Protein 5.35g 11%
Vitamin C 7.3mg 12%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 18.8mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 154.62 Kcal (647 kJ)
Calories from fat 99.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.04g 10%
Cholesterol 88.01mg 16%
Sodium 75.26mg 2%
Potassium 170.41mg 2%
Total Carbs 4.3g 1%
Sugars 1.17g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.11g 2%
Protein 9.56g 11%
Vitamin C 13mg 12%
Iron 1.4mg 4%
Calcium 33.5mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 2.1
  • 2

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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