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SPARKLIE-DAY Posts: 63
8/1/11 10:36 P

Peel a cucumber, slice it the long way and take the seeds out. Then grate it on a cheese grater and sprinkle with salt. Put in a strainer and let sit for 30 minutes . . . squeeze out water. Combine grated cucumber with 1-1.5 c. plain greek yogurt. Crush in 1-2 garlic cloves. Add 1/2 - 1 tsp kosher salt. Mix well, chill and eat with vegetables or crackers. Also great as a sandwich spread. Yum!

SUNRISE14 Posts: 5,216
7/29/11 6:32 A

I like cucumbers and onions in vinegar and salt water ! emoticon

ASK4JJG Posts: 1,795
7/9/11 12:40 P

Cucumber and Onion Salad
Sweet Indulgences
Serves 6 (3/4 cup)

2-1/2 cup thinly sliced, unpeeled cucumber (sliced lengthwise)
1/2 cup peeled and thinly sliced red onion
1/3 cup Splenda
1/3 cup white vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper

Toss cucumbers and onions together in medium, nonreactive bowl. Set aside.

Whisk together remaining ingredients in separate bowl until blended. Pour over cucumbers and onions. Cover and chill 2 hours; stir several times.

Calories 15;Fat 0g;Chol 0mg;Sodium 100mg;Carbs 3g;Fiber 0g;Protein 0g
Exchanges: Free


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Posts: 319
3/21/11 8:00 P

I don't usually do the cucumber snacks, however, here's a recipe for a yummy cooled cucumber soup I make on a regular basis.

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GRACIESMOM70 Posts: 1,345
3/21/11 4:13 P

sounds like zucchini coins- cut, dipped in bread crumbs and baked

ASK4JJG Posts: 1,795
3/18/11 11:26 P

Sautéed Cucumbers
(makes 4 servings)

3 cucumbers, about 1 pound (480 g) total
1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) salt (optional)
1 tablespoon (8 g) cornstarch
olive oil cooking spray
freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons (10 ml) balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon (4 g) minced fresh dill


1.Peel cucumbers and cut in half lengthwise. Using a
small spoon, scoop out and discard the seeds.
Sprinkle cucumbers with salt (if using) and let
stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Rinse
cucumbers and pat dry with paper towels.

2.Slice cucumbers into 1/4-inch thick crescents.
Sprinkle with cornstarch and set aside.

3.Meanwhile, lightly coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. When hot, add the cucumbers and cook, stirring occasionally, until cucumbers are crisp-tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add lemon juice and vinegar. Stir to glaze.

4.Remove from heat and add dill. Serve at once.

Per serving:
26 calories (5% calories from fat), 1 g protein,
trace total fat (0 saturated fat), 6 g
carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol,
3 mg sodium

Diabetic exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate (1 vegetable)


ASK4JJG Posts: 1,795
3/18/11 11:21 P

Fried Cucumbers
Recipe By :The Old Farmer's Almanac Colonial Cookbook
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Volume 5-01 Jan. 2002
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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Text Only
Pare cucumbers, and cut them into pieces as thick as a silver dollar. Dry them in a cloth; season with pepper and salt and sprinkle thickly with flour. Melt some butter in a frying pan. When it bubbles, put in the cucumber slices and fry until a light brown.

Source : "The Old Farmer's Almanac Colonial Cookbook, p. 25"
S(MC formatting by): "bobbi744@attbi.com"
Copyright : "(c) 1976 Yankee, Inc., Dublin, New Hampshire, I.S.B.N.
0-911658-70-X"
NOTES : These are excellent for breakfast. They also go well with fish.
Contributed to the FareShare Gazette by Bobbie; 14 January 2002.
www.fareshare.net



ELIZABETH_SKY Posts: 442
3/18/11 11:13 P

I'm fairly sure it wasn't deep fried. If it was fried, it was only very lightly. The crumb on the outside was fairly dry

...though that does sound like a fun recipe to try :)

-POOKIE- Posts: 11,848
3/18/11 4:18 P

Sure it wasn't deep fried pickled gherkins?

Edited by: -POOKIE- at: 3/18/2011 (16:18)
ELIZABETH_SKY Posts: 442
3/18/11 1:26 P

I was at somebody's house a long time ago (yeah, I have a long memory for good foods) and was served cucumber snacks. They were slices of cucumber coated in bread crumbs (possibly seasoned) and cooked (baked? fried? I have no idea!). I remember them being neither juicy nor crispy. They were served with really good dipping sauces.

Does anybody have a similar treat they'd share?

I've made baked cucumber with bread crumbs since, and it's never quite right.

If you don't do this, how do you eat up cucumber?

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