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Old 07-03-2008, 09:20 PM   #11
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So many variations only so many cucumbers to be had!

It can be as simply as: cucumbers and vinegar (apple or white, I prefer apple) and sliced onions with pepper. I do not salt this as the salt will leach out water from your cukes and tomatoes and make the mixture, well, watery The addition of tomatoes and/or onions to this can be quite nice. Then you can add a bit of sugar to this if you want yet another variation.

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Mix some sour cream, apple cider vinegar to thin a bit, sugar to subtly sweeten, salt and lots of black pepper. Serve fairly soon because of the salt. You can also leave the salt out and add as needed on your plate. Add onions as a variation on this.

Then there is the oil version with LOTS of sugar that is quite good also.
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:55 PM   #12
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Equal parts white vinegar and sugar, and
half as much regular canola or veggie oil.
Let sit for a few hours.
YUMMMMMMMMMmmmmm
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Old 07-04-2008, 09:29 AM   #13
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ok i need the recipe that has vinegar, s & P, sugar and sour cream or mayo, The creamed cucumber salad. I can't get the proportions right..
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:29 PM   #14
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Just mix you s&p vinegar sugar etc in a food processor with a little oil, then add the mayo a little at atime if it's too thick add oil a touch at a time until it's right.
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:50 PM   #15
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For a more traditional German Cucumber salad;

Slice a peeled long English cuc with a mandoline.
Sweat the cuc in a strainer. To sweat sprinkle with salt and weight the cucs down with a plate and something heavy on top. Let this drain for 1 hour.
Place cucs in a bowl add 2 tbls minced onion and S&P fresh dill.
Add a dollop sour cream and 2 tblsp vinegar.
Let sit for 1/2 hour...enjoy.
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:14 PM   #16
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Yes!! one of my favorites. Vinegar(apple cider), sugar, water. Make it tart, pour over the sliced cucumbers and onions. Add a little celery seed if you have it. It needs to stand at least 1/2 hour to taste right.
Don't forget a little salt!

We always add sliced tomatoes to this. Love it Love it! The combination of tart/sweet is the key.
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:39 AM   #17
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In India we just slice the onions, cucumbers, fresh green chili and tomatoes then we add lemon juice and salt to taste. Generally we don't use sugar in salads.
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:15 PM   #18
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I love this salad. All I do is cover mine with 1 cup of vinegar, 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup italian dressing, salt and pepper. But I make it a day in advance to let the dressing soak in.
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