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    Cucumbers on steriods from my grandfather...what to make?

    Missmagill
    Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:02 pm
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    We just recieved a grocery bag full of GIANT zuchinni-sized cues. Any lovely recipes I can use them in? I already have made a creamy cucumber salad...any casseroles you've enjoyed?

    Thanks.icon_smile.gif
    Erindipity
    Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:35 pm
    Forum Host
    I love greek salad, so we have greek chicken burgers a lot

    I get the chicken burgers from the butcher. However, you can make your own if you prefer. I eat the left over salad the next day by itself for lunch (gotta love the fact that the kid won't eat it).

    I can't get it to post right so here.

    Originally from Rachel Raye, I have adapted them to my family's tastes and use pre-formed chicken patties from the butcher. If your family will eat them add chopped peperoncini to the salad.
    by Erindipity | Edit...My Notes


    4 servings 20 min 10 min prep

    4 chicken, burger patties
    1 cucumber, seeded and chopped (can use Engligh)
    1/2 large red onion, chopped
    1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
    6 ounces feta, crumbled
    1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, chopped
    1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
    1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
    hot sauce
    salt and pepper
    4 pita bread

    Preheat an outdoor or indoor gril, or grill pan. Spray and add chicken. Cook 3-5 minutes per side or until chicken is no longer pink.
    Combine cucumber through olives. Season with lemon juice, vinegar, hot sauce and salt and pepper to taste.
    Slice top two inches off pita. Gently open. Insert chicken. Top with salad.
    CraftScout
    Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:37 pm
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    My garden was producing huge cukes this summer, too, and my family was getting thoroughly sick of cucumber salad everyday! icon_smile.gif I never put them in any casserole, though, because I am just not sure about hot cucumbers (that's me, though). One thing that everyone relly enjoyed when I made them was cucumber cups. Cut the cucumber into 2" (or less) long sections, and then use a spoon or grapefruit spoon to carefull carve out the seeds, but not go all the way through. Fill with any interesting salad, gazpacho, hummus (a favorite, here), or ranch dressing to dip thinner rounds of cucumber into.

    I know, I know, all lot of work, but with a huge (18" long) cuke ripening every 4-6 days in the garden, I needed something NEW to do with them. icon_smile.gif hth!
    barefootmommawv
    Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:33 pm
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    [img]I can totally relate to this. Our cucumbers and crockneck squash is growing like crazy. I have picked over 100 squash and just yesterday I picked 226 cucumbers. They mostly were medium sized but I had one bushel that were 8 to 9 inches long.

    What to do with them all.. I have made 3 gallons of shake pickles, sweet hot pickle relish, sweet pickle relish, dill pickles, bread and butter pickles, freezer pickles, and dill pickle spears. We also had cucumbers sauted with tomato, onion and garlic tonight for dinner. Hmmmmm what to do next???? Anyone live in or near Parkersburg WV and want cukes???

    ~ Barefoot
    Missmagill
    Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:32 am
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    CraftScout wrote:
    My garden was producing huge cukes this summer, too, and my family was getting thoroughly sick of cucumber salad everyday! icon_smile.gif I never put them in any casserole, though, because I am just not sure about hot cucumbers (that's me, though). One thing that everyone relly enjoyed when I made them was cucumber cups. Cut the cucumber into 2" (or less) long sections, and then use a spoon or grapefruit spoon to carefull carve out the seeds, but not go all the way through. Fill with any interesting salad, gazpacho, hummus (a favorite, here), or ranch dressing to dip thinner rounds of cucumber into.

    I know, I know, all lot of work, but with a huge (18" long) cuke ripening every 4-6 days in the garden, I needed something NEW to do with them. icon_smile.gif hth!



    Thanks! I'll try those...they sound interesting.
    Missmagill
    Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:32 am
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    barefootmommawv wrote:
    I can totally relate to this. Our cucumbers and crockneck squash is growing like crazy. I have picked over 100 squash and just yesterday I picked 226 cucumbers. They mostly were medium sized but I had one bushel that were 8 to 9 inches long.

    What to do with them all.. I have made 3 gallons of shake pickles, sweet hot pickle relish, sweet pickle relish, dill pickles, bread and butter pickles, freezer pickles, and dill pickle spears. We also had cucumbers sauted with tomato, onion and garlic tonight for dinner. Hmmmmm what to do next???? Anyone live in or near Parkersburg WV and want cukes???

    ~ Barefoot


    Yeah, I may need to just break down and make a load of pickles.icon_wink.gif
    Andi of Longmeadow Farm
    Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:25 am
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    I just posted this about 1 week ago, thought you might like some of the cucumber recipes here.

    One new recipe for practically everyday of the week:

    Too many cucumbers

    Hope this helps, it did for me!
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