Yummo

The cukes are coming on strong although the vines look a bit sickly. As my father-in-law would say “my cukes got the blight this year.” Just the leaves look bad though not the fruit.

Anyway, I usually get a good harvest of cukes and there’s just not THAT much you can do with them. Put em in salads of course, or the old stand-by; cukes & onions in sour cream and vinegar dressing. You can eat em raw, sprinkled with salt & pepper or dipped in your favorite dressing. After awhile though you start getting a wee bit tired of them. A couple of years back I came across this recipe and I just can’t seem to get enough of it!

COLD CREAMY CUCUMBER SOUP

You’ll need:
1/2 stick butter
4-5 good size cukes
1 good size sweet onion
1 1/2 -2 cups chicken broth
tsp salt
dill weed dried and fresh
8oz sour cream
1/2 plain yogurt (optional) You could use all sour cream

You’ll also need a good size food processor for this one… or a good blender would probably work too.

Peel,  seed and chop into (1 inch or so) pieces 4-5 large cucumbers

Peel and chop 1 large vidalia or another type sweet onion

Saute onion and cucumbers with a half stick of butter until tender, use a deep dutch oven type pot.

Transfer sauteed and tender cukes & onion into food processor and pulse until smooth. (It will kinda look like grits when you’re done)

Since your pot is now empty, put one and a half cups of chicken broth in it along with a teaspoon of salt, and a tablespoon of dried dill weed and then add back into the pot your processed cukes & onion and stir.

Simmer at a low boil for about 5 minutes or so and remove from heat. Add 1 cup of sour cream and a half cup of plain yogurt and whisk until it dissolves into the warm mixture.  Put it into a large bowl and chill for a 4-6 hours. It’s best really cold!

Garnish with fresh chopped dill right before serving.

I had enough fresh dill for my first couple of batches, but I think these guys are going to get the rest…

They are Tiger-swallowtail caterpillars so I’ll just go ahead and let them feast. I’ll sow more dill seed right away though!

Anyone else got good recipes or ideas for cucumbers?

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2 Responses to Yummo

  1. caprik says:

    Can I have some , please?
    The only thing we use cukes or are salads. Jim has been making this really yummy “La Shish” fatoosh feta rip off that we use seedless for.

    Oh my, them’s BIG caterpillers!

  2. Pingback: Looks like soup time! « Life On Sassy Cat Hill

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