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Old 07-26-2005, 03:50 PM   #1
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Question Footer Cucumber?

A frind of my moms sent me a footer cucumber. It's a pale green cuke that is a foot long. Any ideas on what to do with it? I thought about slicing it & mixing half of it with vinegar & dill weed for a quick pickle.

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Old 07-26-2005, 05:42 PM   #2
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You can also put chopped fresh cucumber in potato salad, crewsk. I had a friend whose mother did this, and it tasted quite fresh and delicious. Seems like it had some pickles, too.
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Old 07-26-2005, 06:27 PM   #3
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I'll have to try that. Thanks! I tried a slice of this one & I'm not too crazy about it. It's rather bland & the skin is thick.
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Old 07-26-2005, 06:58 PM   #4
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I would definately peel it - if you like celery, tomato, and feta cheese you can do this:

Equal parts diced or chopped cucumber, tomato, and celery. As much feta as you like.

chopped oregano
chopped basil (optional)
fresh lemon
1 clove garlic minced
salt and pepper to taste
EVOO
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You want enough dressing to toss with and flavor the ingredients well.

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Old 07-26-2005, 07:00 PM   #5
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Celery no, the rest I like, I'll hae to try that too. I didn't peel the little bit I put in vinegar tonight but I peeled the rest of it. Thanks elf!
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Old 07-30-2005, 11:21 PM   #6
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Hmmm.... looks like something I've seen used in Chinese cooking when I was in Hawaii. I'm trying to think of what they called it, but it seems to me it was stir fried rather than used in salads.
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Old 08-01-2005, 09:43 AM   #7
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Elf, I tried your salad last night & it was wonderful! I left out the celery since I don't like it raw but everything else stayed the same. Thanks!
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Old 08-01-2005, 11:42 AM   #8
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Glad you liked it crewsk - I got the idea from one of GB's recipes and if I recall right I just added feta to his - it's very refreshing and I have made it with extra dressing before and used it as a salad topper/dressing.
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