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what to do with cucumbers besides pickles?

By: angelasmom   on  7/16/2005 5:54:29 PM

I need some canning recipes besides pickels...we have cucumbers running out of our ears!


what to do with cucumbers besides pickles?

By: kimm   on  7/16/2005 11:58:47 PM

This is not a canning recipe but it does use up cucumbers and is a great addition to summer meals.

Marinated cucumbers:

4 cucumbers(sliced)
1cup vinegar
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1TBS salt

mix last 4 ingredients in a bowl and pour over cucumbers. Chill or enjoy right away.

what to do with cucumbers besides pickles?

By: ICropAlot   on  7/17/2005 8:40:48 PM

I have 3 relish recipes in my Ball Blue book. They are copyrighted though. If you go to:

You can do a recipe search. It is Ball's website.


what to do with cucumbers besides pickles?

By: NancyL   on  7/18/2005 9:05:16 AM

I asked this same thing last summer! It seems I can't do a link (Sarah, could you remind us how?) But if you click on "search" at the right, and search for cucumbers, the thread is a little ways down, titled "any ideas for an abundance of cucumbers??"

A friend felt sorry for my family having so many cucumber experiments and spent a lot of time making me up a recipe box of only recipes that contain cucumbers! Here are a few of them that were different from most you see. I haven't tried them.

Red Cucumber Ring Pickles
2 gal. cuke rings (peeled & seeded)
2 c. lime
3 c. vinegar
1 bottle red food coloring
1 T. alum
10 c. sugar
8 sticks cinnamon
1 pkg. cinnamon candies
Combine cuke rings, lime & 8 1/2 qts. water in large container. Let stand for 24 hrs. Drain and rinse in clear water. Cover with water & let stand 3 hrs, then drain. Place cukes in large kettle, add 1 c. vinegar, food coloring, alum, and enough water to cover. Bring to boil, then simmer 2 hrs, then drain. Combine remaining 2 c. vinegar, 2 c. water, sugar, cinnamon, and candy in large sauce pan. Bring to boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Pour over cukes & let stand 24 hrs. Drain, reserving syrup. Bring syrup to a boil, pour over cukes. Let stand 24 hrs. again. Repeat procedure for one more day, then heat syrup & cukes. Pack into hot sterilized jars, covering with syrup, leaving 1/2 inch head space. Cover with sterilized lids, screw band tight
(her instructions stop there...I guess they will seal by themselves like jam does?)

Cream of cucumber soup
4 cukes
1 c. chopped celery
2 T chopped onion
1 T. chopped green pepper
4 c. milk
4 T. butter, melted
4 T. flour
1 t. salt
dash of pepper
1 c. cream
Pare & finely chop cucumbers. Place in double boiler. Add celery, onion, peppers & milk & blend well. Cook for 20 min. or until cukes are tender. Combine butter, flour, salt & pepper & add to cuke mixture gradually. Cook for 10 min, stirring until thickened. Press mixture through a sieve. Add cream & heat. Garnish with parsley.

for oily skin-
Puree 1/2 cuke in blender, mix in 1 T. plain yogurt. Apply to face. Wait 30 min. & rinse with warm water.

what to do with cucumbers besides pickles?

By: KKraft   on  7/23/2005 3:56:09 PM

Creamy Cucumbers

**I never measure so I'm guessing.**

2 cucumbers (sliced and peeled(if you prefer)
1/2 cup mayo
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tbsp sugar

The dressing should be a little thinner than what you'd put on a macaroni or potato salad. Its basically the same dressing you'd put on a simple macaroni salad.

what to do with cucumbers besides pickles?

By: NancyL   on  7/25/2005 7:46:32 AM

I asked the same thing last summer! If you click on the search thing to the right of the page & search for *cucumbers*
you will see the thread, titled "any ideas for an abundance of cucumbers?"

what to do with cucumbers besides pickles?

By: ebl57   on  7/27/2005 1:03:05 AM

Have you ever had cucumber soup vichyssoise? MMMMmmmm Refreshing delicious cold soup. I did a quick search on google and it shows many recipes. They also had a cucumber yogurt soup as well. I miss my gardens!


what to do with cucumbers besides pickles?

By: happyhousewife   on  1/18/2007 8:16:09 AM

We love them on BLT's! My DH even says its an underrated sandwich item. *grin*

what to do with cucumbers besides pickles?

By: ASM   on  1/29/2007 3:01:15 PM

I dry them too and make cucumber dip throughout the year. YUM!


what to do with cucumbers besides pickles?

By: Abinsmom   on  3/2/2007 9:37:32 AM

My dad has always eaten cucumber sandwiches using marinated cukes. They are delicious!

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