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.
- skin the cucumbers.
- and slice them thin.
- sprinkle with salt.
- mix this up.
- leaving this sit for 5 minutes.
- squeeze the excess liquid in hands.
- sprinkle with pepper.
- Mix in Sour Creme and serve.
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.
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 :(
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.