Peel a cucumber, slice it the long way and take the seeds out. Then grate it on a cheese grater and sprinkle with salt. Put in a strainer and let sit for 30 minutes . . . squeeze out water. Combine grated cucumber with 1-1.5 c. plain greek yogurt. Crush in 1-2 garlic cloves. Add 1/2 - 1 tsp kosher salt. Mix well, chill and eat with vegetables or crackers. Also great as a sandwich spread. Yum!
1.Peel cucumbers and cut in half lengthwise. Using a small spoon, scoop out and discard the seeds. Sprinkle cucumbers with salt (if using) and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Rinse cucumbers and pat dry with paper towels.
2.Slice cucumbers into 1/4-inch thick crescents. Sprinkle with cornstarch and set aside.
3.Meanwhile, lightly coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. When hot, add the cucumbers and cook, stirring occasionally, until cucumbers are crisp-tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add lemon juice and vinegar. Stir to glaze.
4.Remove from heat and add dill. Serve at once.
Per serving: 26 calories (5% calories from fat), 1 g protein, trace total fat (0 saturated fat), 6 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 3 mg sodium
Fried Cucumbers Recipe By :The Old Farmer's Almanac Colonial Cookbook Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00 Categories : Volume 5-01 Jan. 2002 Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -------- ------------ -------------------------------- Text Only Pare cucumbers, and cut them into pieces as thick as a silver dollar. Dry them in a cloth; season with pepper and salt and sprinkle thickly with flour. Melt some butter in a frying pan. When it bubbles, put in the cucumber slices and fry until a light brown.
Source : "The Old Farmer's Almanac Colonial Cookbook, p. 25" S(MC formatting by): "firstname.lastname@example.org" Copyright : "(c) 1976 Yankee, Inc., Dublin, New Hampshire, I.S.B.N. 0-911658-70-X" NOTES : These are excellent for breakfast. They also go well with fish. Contributed to the FareShare Gazette by Bobbie; 14 January 2002. www.fareshare.net
3/18/11 11:13 P
I'm fairly sure it wasn't deep fried. If it was fried, it was only very lightly. The crumb on the outside was fairly dry
...though that does sound like a fun recipe to try :)
3/18/11 4:18 P
Sure it wasn't deep fried pickled gherkins?
Edited by: -POOKIE- at: 3/18/2011 (16:18)
3/18/11 1:26 P
I was at somebody's house a long time ago (yeah, I have a long memory for good foods) and was served cucumber snacks. They were slices of cucumber coated in bread crumbs (possibly seasoned) and cooked (baked? fried? I have no idea!). I remember them being neither juicy nor crispy. They were served with really good dipping sauces.
Does anybody have a similar treat they'd share?
I've made baked cucumber with bread crumbs since, and it's never quite right.