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Re:Cucumber salad

Hi Michelle,

This sound like my  mother's Cucumbers and Vinegar sans the cilantro. She
was 97 when she passed away last year and I think she got the receipe from
her mother.


2-3 cucumbers sliced and peeled
sugar (optional)
salt & pepper

Make 1 hour ahead , if possible.  Slice cucumbers and put into a bowl.
Pour vinegar into bowl to cover about half of  cucumbers.  Add water just
to top of cucumbers.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Put 7 or 8 ice cubes
on top.  (Can add a little sugar if you like.)

Serves 3-4

Doris Stowe Weber

K-College Neighborhood


>Date: Sat, 29 Nov 97 21:01:48 -0800
>From: Michelle Dick <artemis@xxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: RECIPE: Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad
>Message-Id: <199711300501.AA07114@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>This is from _Real Vegetarian Thai_ by Nancie McDermott.  I've had
>better versions of this simple side dish, but this one is good as
>Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad
>1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
>1/2 cup water
>1/2 cup sugar
>1 teaspoon salt
>1 large cucumber, about 12 ounces
>1/4 cup chopped red onion
>3 T chopped fresh cilantro leaves
>In a small pan, bring vinegar, water, sugar, and salt to a gentle
>boil.  Simmer for about 2 minutes until the sugar and salt is fully
>dissolved and the mixture is slightly thickened.  Remove from heat and
>Peel cucumber and cut in half length-wise.  Slice into 1/4 inch thick
>Add cucumber, onion, and cilantro to chilled syrup mixture and let sit
>abot 15 minutes in the refrigerator.
>To serve, remove cucumber, onion and cilantro from the mixture with a
>slotted spoon.  Cucumber salad is a good accompanyment to hot fiery
>foods.  I don't know if this keeps well, because I've never had a
>batch last more than a day.
>Michelle Dick             artemis@xxxxxxxxx              East Palo Alto, CA

Donald E. Stowe (Don)
Retired H.S. Chemistry Teacher