Cucumbers in Sour Cream
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Cucumbers in Sour Cream
Russia, Ukraine, Poland, etc.
  -   Gribnoi Sous (Russia), Mizeria (Ukraine)
Serves:
Effort:
Sched:
DoAhead:  
5 salad  
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1-1/4 hr  
Yes

A refreshing salad that's quick and easy to make. It's less tart than plain vinegared cukes.




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1-1/2
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Cucumbers (1)
Salt
-- Dressing
Chives (2)
Dill, fresh
Sour Cream
Cider Vinegar
Salt
Pepper
-- Variation
Horseradish (3)  

Make   -   (1-1/4 hr - 20 min work)
  1. Slice CUCUMBERS thin. If they are standard green blimps, peel them first, cut in half lengthwise and seed before slicing. Mix with 1-1/2 t salt and let stand for 20 minutes or so. Rinse, drain very well and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Snip CHIVES (or Scallions) fine. Snip DILL small. Mix together all Dressing items including Horseradish if used.
  3. Stir in Cucumbers and let stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes, then refrigerate.
  4. Serve chilled.
NOTES:
  1. Cucumbers:   If possible use Persian, Japanese or similar cucumbers that don't need peeling or seeding. If all you have is the standard green blimps, you'll need a little more weight because you'll have to peel and seed them. For details see our Cucumbers page.
  2. Chives:   Since I almost never have chives on hand, and always have scallions, I use scallion greens.
  3. Horseradish:   This should be fresh grated if at all possible. For details see our Horseradish & Sauces page.
  4. U.S. measure: t=teaspoon, T=Tablespoon, c=cup, qt=quart, oz=ounce, #=pound, cl=clove in=inch, ar=as required tt=to taste
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