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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.
I grew up in Poland and mizeria is one of my favorite salads. My mom made it on the sweet side though, she added a couple of teaspoons of sugar to the sour cream, as well as vinegar as previously posted by others.
When summer comes, I can hardly wait for the cucumbers so that I can make cucumbers & sour cream. I usually add a little vinegar to the cucumbers after draining them, then add the sour cream. When my Mom made this my Dad would have a whole soup bowl full - not just a spoonful for him!!
My mom used to make this recipe for my dad. Adding a little vinegar to the sour cream , as was previously stated in another review, really makes this recipe irresistable. The cucumbers are like the commercial about potato chips. Once you eat one, you can't stop. Ellen Baczek Amodeo
My Polish mom also made this simple but delicious dish only she added just a little bit of vinegar to the sour cream before mixing. This is particularly refreshing on a hot summer day.