Daring Kitchen October: Dolmades
Posted by Jeanne on October 14, 2010
Epic fail. These look great, smell great… no flavor. Absolutely NONE. Totally my fault.
I really shouldn’t mess with recipes for cuisines I don’t make that often. Like Greek food. Especially Greek food that is rolled in grape leaves which I have never used for anything before… aaaaaah.
Ok. The filling. For the meat version, I used some elements of this recipe, and this one, and also this one and this one. For the vegetarian version, I mostly just used this recipe with a dash of this recipe, but without the pine nuts and raisins – thereby eliminating any flavor.
D’oh. So that was the first problem.
Leaves! The grape leaves were the second problem. Grape leaves are well, leaves – and they tear. They tear REALLY REALLY EASILY.
Also they are not that big – this is about a tablespoon of filling. So based on the amount of filling, we made approximately ten million of them.
Rolling rolling rolling…
They look pretty, don’t they?
So I followed the cooking instructions given in this recipe, and cooked them in the crock pot… I probably should have just cooked them in a pot.
The inside view!
We ended up having pizza that night. Epic cooking fail on my part! But – lesson learned.
Follow. The. Recipe. Especially the first go-round.
Thanks to the Daring Kitchen for another great challenge!