Friday, September 25, 2009

Creamy Cucumbers & Onions

Cucumbers & Onions...a perfect summer potluck dish! Every family has their own version of this summer favorite, but we have to tell you...this one right here is our favorite! My grandma and mom always made cucumbers and onions with milk, vinegar, and little bit of sugar...and I liked them, but this version really adds some creamy goodness to the cooling sensation of the cucumbers. We'll never go back to the old way, we promise you that! I make these several times per summer, because I have a huge issue with planting too many cucumbers. Every year, I decide to only plant two or three, but then the panic sets in.

"What if two of them die?"
"What if one plant only yields yucky yellow cucumbers?"
"What if I don't get enough to make cucumbers & onions????"

So then I go and plant an entire 12 foot row. And what I end up with is a huge wheelbarrow full of big green cucumbers. Oh sure, I could invite all the gals in my neighborhood over to sit around on the deck, sipping mimosas with cucumber slices on our eyes, eating cucumber sandwiches and listening to Harry Connick Jr., but ....hey! Wait a minute! THAT'S an idea!! The whole "wheelbarrow full of cucumbers" thing doesn't sound so miserable as before! I'll have to keep that idea in mind for next summer! Anybody want to join us?

HOWEVER, if you don't have enough cucumbers to have a Harry Connick Jr./cucumber party with your best girlfriends, feel free to try out this recipe. It will still knock your socks off!

Creamy Cucumbers & Onions

2 large cucumbers
1 large onion
3/4 c. sour cream
3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp. sugar
salt & pepper

Slice your cucumbers and onions and place them in a large bowl. You can leave the peels on the cucumbers if you like...we always do! In another bowl, mix the sour cream, vinegar, sugar, salt & pepper together. Pour the sour cream mixture over the cucumbers and onions, cover and chill for 2 hours or so to let the flavors meld. We like to sprinkle them with freshly ground pepper just before adds a nice little kick!


Michelle said...

This is sooo yummy!! Thanks for another amazing recipe

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