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Old 01-20-2012, 08:23 AM   #1
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Granny's Cucumber Salad

Granny's Cucumber Salad

2 medium Cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 small white onion, thinly sliced
1 cup white vinegar (I prefer Cider Vinegar)
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon dried dill, or to taste
DIRECTIONS:
Combine cucumbers and onion in a large bowl. Add the vinegar, water and sugar to a
saucepan and cook over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, and pour over the cucumber
and onions. Stir in dill, cover, and chill at least 1 hour.










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Old 01-20-2012, 08:58 AM   #2
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This one looks good too. Try rice vinegar and a minced jalapeno next time in place of the cider vinegar and dill.
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:00 AM   #3
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Sounds like a neat variation !
I'll try it !
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:04 AM   #4
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That will make it into a Thai cucumber salad almost exactly like one I make (I add fish sauce too). It's refreshing.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:16 AM   #5
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Yum and more C&P with variations, thanks LT and Andy!
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:50 AM   #6
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This is the recipe I use. Cider vinegar seems the best, Made some this week. I put in @ a tsp of lightly toasted coriander seeds. Sometimes I put in sliced kohlrabi, jicama, and if you do radishes, it turns the vinegar pink. That's ok if you like Pink. Sometimes I add one or two whole dried chili peppers for color and a little heat.

The sugar doesn't seem to dissolve in vinegar unless it's heated. Don't understand the properties about this, discovered it's a necessary step.
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:17 AM   #7
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If you don't have a mandolin and want THIN slices, but you do have a "Norwegian" cheese slicer, you can peel the cukes using that and make very thin slices using the cheese slicer.
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:33 AM   #8
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I use this recipe too. I love cucumber salad, and make it all summer as my cukes come on. Yum!
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Granny's Cucumber Salad Granny's Cucumber Salad 2 medium Cucumbers, thinly sliced 1 small white onion, thinly sliced 1 cup white vinegar (I prefer Cider Vinegar) 1/2 cup water 3/4 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon dried dill, or to taste DIRECTIONS: Combine cucumbers and onion in a large bowl. Add the vinegar, water and sugar to a saucepan and cook over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, and pour over the cucumber and onions. Stir in dill, cover, and chill at least 1 hour. [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b174/luckytrim/CukesnOnions.jpg[/IMG] 3 stars 1 reviews
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