Cucumber and Sour Creme "Miseria"

Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 0 mins

I have found my friends, mom's, Polish cuisine, to be very endearing and this is a side dish called Miseria which I have grown to love very much and I am sure you will also.


  1. skin the cucumbers.
  2. and slice them thin.
  3. sprinkle with salt.
  4. mix this up.
  5. leaving this sit for 5 minutes.
  6. squeeze the excess liquid in hands.
  7. sprinkle with pepper.
  8. Mix in Sour Creme and serve.
Most Helpful

I make a similar recipe with cucumbers & sour cream. Instead of plain salt,however, I use Garlic Salt (shake heavily), and also several good shakes of paprika. This is a hit with everyone to whom I have served it.

Marie Ford December 28, 2001

I really could eat a whole bowl of it. I like to eat it together with mashed potatoes, the way I used to when I was a child growing up in Poland. I also add Vegeta, which is a seasoning used often in Polish cooking. Darn, I wish I had more cucumbers in the fridge :(

Katanashrp September 10, 2009

Our family made this too - we're Lithuanian, but I suspect that this is popular across a wide region. What we do different is to add either a chopped scallion or minced fresh dill to the sour cream before mixing it with the cukes. A wonderful, refreshing salad.

duonyte December 10, 2005