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Old 07-06-2006, 12:21 PM   #11
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I've always liked my cukes peeled & sliced semi-thin with rice vinegar splashed on top.
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Old 07-06-2006, 03:37 PM   #12
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A refreshing way to serve them is to peel them, puree them, and then let them strain overnight to make a base for a chilled cucumber soup. We would use that and make a "White Gazpacho" using the cucumber juice and also the liquid from strained and pureed tomatoes.
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Old 07-06-2006, 05:38 PM   #13
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I peel, seed and chop them, add some chopped scallions, and combine them with cottage cheese that I've doctored with a little lemon juice, a tiny bit of mayo and a bit of Tabasco. It's a delightful side salad to serve with grilled food.
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Old 07-07-2006, 11:35 PM   #14
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A friend gave me this recipe last year when I had loads of cucumbers. It is wonderful and my daughter and I even like to eat them icy from the freezer even before they completly thaw. I don't usually like sweet pickles but these are great. Another great pickle our family loves is the Polish Garlic Dill Pickle recipe from Prairie Home Cooking.
Here's the frozen one:
FROZEN CUKES

2 quarts sliced cucumbers
1 large onion
2 tablespoons salt

Put this in a large covered container and mix with salt. Let refrigerate or 24 hours. Drain off salt juice after 24 hours.
Mix in a pan;
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cp white vinegar

Bring to boil to dissolve sugar. Then pour this solution over the
drained cucumbers.
Let stand in refridgerator for 24 hours, covered.
After the 24 hours put serving portions into freezer containers andfreeze until you want them. Let thaw completely before eating.
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Old 07-07-2006, 11:51 PM   #15
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We a similar recipe except use artificial sweetener so diabetic DH can enjoy without too many carbs.
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Old 07-08-2006, 09:41 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Andy M.
Thai Pickled Cucumbers


1 Seedless Cucumber
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 C Rice Vinegar
3 Tb Sugar
2 Shallots, sliced thin
1 Jalapeno Pepper, minced

Slice the cucumber thinly and toss with the salt. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. (Peeling the cuke is optional)

Separately combine the vinegar, sugar, shallots and jalapeno.

Drain the cucumber and pat dry with paper towels and toss with the vinegar mixture.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Andy,

Thanks for posting this recipe, it sounds delicious. The best thing is I have all the ingredients, but the cucumber. So, off to the store I will go to buy some cucumbers.

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Old 07-10-2006, 12:48 AM   #17
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Thumbs up A thumbs up for Andy's recipe!!

Today, I made the recipe of Andy's that I mentioned in the post above. It is so good that I cannot keep myself from sneaking little bites out of the refrigerator.
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