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Recipes by Klar Kochen (also known as Mom)

Cucumbers, Chapter 9

Cucumber & Onion Salad #1

1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced (1 1/4 cups)
1 cup onion, thinly sliced

Need: glass bowl.
Beat together salt, sugar, vinegar, and water in the bowl.
Mix in the cucumber and onion.
Cover and chill for 30 to 60 minutes.
Drain and serve.

Cucumber & Onion Salad #2

cucumbers, about 4 cups, peeled and sliced
onions, about 1 cup sliced
salt
1/2 pint sour cream (1 cup)
1/2 cup vinegar
Need: glass bowl.
Layer the cucumbers with the onions in the bowl.
Sprinkle each layer with salt.
Barely cover with water.
Let stand at least 1 hour.

Drain very well.
Add sour cream and vinegar.
Mix and serve.

Crisp Cucumbers

cucumbers, about 2 cups peeled and thinly sliced
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup cold water

Need: non-metal refrigerator container.
Put the cucumbers in the container.
Dissolve the salt in the water, and pour over the cucumbers.
Refrigerate 1 hour.
Drain and serve with tomatoes or alone with a bit of vinegar.

Cukes, Onions, & Tomatoes

2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced
2 tomatoes, peeled and sliced into wedges (dip in boiling water 40 seconds to peel)
1 medium onion, diced
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons fresh dill, minced
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon milk

Need: medium glass bowl, small bowl.
Combine the cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, chives and parsley in the medium bowl.
Combine the salt, pepper, dill and mustard in the small bowl.
Add the vinegar, stir until the salt and mustard are dissolved.
Stir in the sour cream.
Stir in the milk.
Add to the cucumber mixture and mix gently.
Cover and chill for 1 hour.
Serve.

Cold Cucumber Soup

2 cups buttermilk
1/2 pint sour cream
1 teaspoon onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
dash of Tabasco sauce
2 tablespoons parsley, minced
1/2 peeled cucumber, minced
1/2 unpeeled cucumber, minced
slivered, toasted almonds

Need: blender, plastic or glass pitcher.
On low speed in the blender,
blend together the buttermilk, sour cream, onion, salt, and Tabasco sauce.
Pour into the pitcher.
Add the parsley and cucumbers.
Chill well.
Serve with almonds as a garnish.

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