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 Posted By: khartman 
Jun 16  # 1 of 1
About the only way most people serve cucumbers is chopped up in a salad. This recipe I make quite often and everyone loves it.

Braised Cucumbers
  • 8 cucumbers
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • 4 tbsp fresh dill weed, chopped
  • 4 tbsp Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • white pepper
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • a pinch of granulated sugar
  1. Peel, cut in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds from the center of the cucumbers.
  2. Cut across the cucumbers to make 2" wide pieces. Cut those pieces into 1/2" wide strips.
  3. Place the sliced cucumbers in a bowl and season with the salt, vinegar, and sugar.
  4. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for one hour to allow some liquid to drain off of the cucumbers.
  5. Drain the liquid from the bowl, then lay the cucumbers out on paper towels to dry.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
  7. Place the cucumbers in a shallow ceramic oven safe baking dish. Top with lumps of butter, dill, scallions, parsley, and white pepper. Toss lightly.
  8. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes stirring occasionally to help the liquid evaporate.

Recipe makes 6 servings.