Are Grape leaves edible?

I know grape leaves are edible, but I'm wondering if all grape varieties have edible leaves? I have a Beta Grape vine. If they are edible, must they be pickled like the ones in the store, or can you use them fresh?

Thanks a lot!

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  • luke m
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    no just blanch em to soften then roll all the spiced sausage-meat in em (my fave ) cabbage works great also !

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Grape Leaves Edible

  • 5 years ago

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    Thanks a lot!

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    5 years ago

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    Yes, when the leaves are young and tender early in the season. Grape leaves are used throughout the Mediterranean. A popular dish using is a Greek dish called, "Dolmades" where the leaves are stuffed with a rice mixture. In some respects, they can be used like cabbage leaves when making stuffed dishes. See link below for a better description.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    yes, they are edible. dolmas (not sure of the spelling), which is a greek dish is rice, meat and spices wrapped with the grape leaf. Very delicious! You can usually find them at international delis and they are pretty easy to make yourself!

  • Mike
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    It seems Gods Child has covered it

    "4. Place leaves on steamer rack in large pot. In the bottom of the pot put the stock, garlic, and ginger from list of sauce ingredients"

    and

    "FOOTNOTE *

    If using fresh grape leaves, plunge into a deep container of very hot water for about 10 seconds, to soften (don't let the leaves lose their fresh green color)."

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Very common in my country, usually wrapped with rice and meat.

    A few tips,

    collect only soft and fragile ones not rough ones.

    If you r not brine, use them fresh.

    Remove the handles(stem?) of leaves.

    What is not eadible, you will learn by experience.

    Some leaves, after cooking, is not easily gone to stomach. You chew it chew it and it s still in your mouth. ( you know like a gum) Then you know that is a bad type grapeyard for using leaf.

    See the photos

    http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/3739/pazar6.jpg

    http://www.portakalagaci.com/photos/uncategorized/...

    http://img2.blogcu.com/images/y/e/m/yemekpasta/zey...

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, if properly prepared. Most any stuffing will also work nicely in cabbage leaves, too.

  • 1 decade ago

    they don't need to be pickled

    friend's mother who is from romania has all sorts of foods wrapped in fresh grape leaves.

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