Stuffed Kudzu Leaves

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  • Gather medium size young kudzu leaves (the very big ones have tough center and radiating stem veins).
  • Wash leaves.
  • Drop into salted boiling water.
  • Blanch for 2-3 minutes, separating leaves.
  • Drain and remove to a plate to cool.
  • Remove heavy center stems from the leaves by using a knife and cutting down each side of the stem to about the middle of the leaf.
  • Mix all the stuffing ingredients together.
  • Push cut together and fill with 1 teaspoon stuffing and roll in the shape of a cigar.
  • Place something in bottom of a large pan so that rolled leaves will not sit directly on the bottom of the pan.
  • The round rack that comes with a pressure cooker works very well (soup bones also work well).
  • Arrange kudzu rolls alternately in opposite directions.
  • When all are in the pot, pour in tomatoes, salt, and garlic, cut in half.
  • Press down with an inverted dish and add water to reach dish.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Cover pot and cook for 40 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice and cook 10 minutes more.
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