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Lettuce wraps are great further wrapped in rice paper, like for fresh rolls. It gives the wraps an additional layer of lovely texture and holds everything together, making eating them a whole lot less messy.
Yes, they can. Most people I know who make them for the first time just use too much filling. Traditional leaf-wrapped dishes (I know them under the Turkish word sarma) use a softened leaf (use pickled ones, or blanch fresh leaves) and a small amount of filling. Use one heaped tablespoon of filling on a 10 cm leaf, then wrap tightly. A demonstration with ...
Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but rather than trying to solve the problem, you can also just accept it. Bring it all to the table, and just make wraps as you eat them. It won't make it less messy, but it won't be much slower than eating pre-made wraps, and you'll be spending that time at the table with people instead of waiting to eat. To ...
Blanch the leaves briefly (I like cabbage over lettuce) Instead of minced (ground) meat use a decent sausage (whole meat). Prick the sausage skin well so it releases it's cooking juices into the cabbage Add sauce inside or outside the leaves (as you prefer), and bake as you like Quick and simple, little mess, tastes almost the same
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