If you don't grow up eating grape leaves, you may not enjoy them at first. The grape leaves can have a strong flavor that can take some getting used to. But if you keep trying them, they do grow on you. They are usually stuffed with rice or a ground beef mixture with onions and spices. My husband lines the bottom of the pot with 1/4 inch slices of potatoes,stacks the stuffed leaves into the pot, adds some water and lemon juice, then lets them cook slowly for a few hours. This makes the grape leaves tender and cooks the rice and meat inside. They make a great snack or party hors d'oeuvres.
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