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Monday, June 30, 2008

Recipe Swap - Cooked Cucumbers

You might say "cooked cucumbers? yuck" but non non, mes amis, il est magnifique and will be a hit with just about anybody. An easy gourmet recipe. I sometimes do NOT measure anything because I just go by what feels right for the 2 of us. But this recipe should be enough for 4 people. Besides, use your imagination and experiment with your creativity, my little french chefs!! A little of this, a pinch of that and voilĂ , a masterpiece!

Butter about 1-2 Tblsp
Heavy whipping cream
Salt and pepper to taste

Peel 2 or 3 cucumbers. With a spoon, scoop out the seeds and cut into slices about 1/4 of an inch and then cut those in half. Then macerate the cucumbers in a bowl of water with about a tblsp of vinegar for about 1/2 hour. (I use red wine vinegar because that's the only kind of vinegar I buy and it works just fine.)
After the hour drain cukes and pat dry with paper towels. Proceed after the hour with the next part.

Chop up some scallions including some of the green part for color. Put some butter in a skillet and add the scallions. Fry slowly until golden and then add the cucumbers. Then add in some heavy whipping cream. Heat a few minutes slowly and serve immediately. Add salt and/or pepper to taste.


  1. What fun it was catching up with your posts this morning. You had me rolling on the floor -- and the sun hasn't even come up yet!!!

    Love your new window dressings!

    And a 13-year old sofa?? Heck, I haven't managed to hang on to a HUSBAND for 13 years, or even one single house for that matter, being a serial collector of both, I guess, so props to you for having such wonderful, classic taste!

  2. That does sound very tasty, I might have to give it a go! Thanks for sharing the recipe

  3. The recipe sounds yummy, I'll have to try it!!

    I have to agree with "art by ronda juniper ray" about you having us rolling on the floor...just LOVE your posts!!


  4. Well I admit I have never heard of cookig cucumbers, but for that reason alone this is worht a try! I like all the ingredients and that usually means I will like the outcome:>) Thanks Connie!

  5. Sounds interesting, and I do like cucumbers. I'll give it a try.

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hi Connie, I too will admit I wouldn't think of "cooking" cucumbers, but maybe that is the reason I need all you ladies suggestions!!!...I will trust you & give it a try!.....Heidi :)

  7. This sounds good! I will just have to try this! Thanks sweetie! You are a special lady ya know!


  8. sounds pink/rose loving friend...hheheheeee
    have a good one...I do have rose embroidery patterns....will do one up...

  9. Hi Connie, I have been on vacation and I have missed your fun posts. Today is no exception. I will ty this recipe and soon. It is different, but sounds soooo good. Thanks for sharing.


  10. Whipping cream.. yum!!!! Makes everything taste good!!


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