Creamed Cucumber

"From my high school home economics book, I'd never heard of using cucumber in a cooked dish and my garden is going crazy at the moment with them so thought I'd give it a go. I think it's supposed to be a side dish but I think it's better as a sauce, I used it on top of some broccoli but I think it would be great with corned beef."
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  • Place cucumber & carrot in a saucepan and heat slowly, simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Drain & retain liquid and make up to 1/2 cup milk.
  • Saute onion in butter and add flour, stir until smooth.
  • Add liquid slowly, stir until boiling. Add cucumber mixture, cheese & season with pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with parsley to serve.

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  1. Made as directed and served with corned beef as suggested. I really liked this recipe as did our son with the corned beef. My DH, who loves corned beef, didn't care for the Creamed Cucumber at all. I was a little confused with steps 1 & 2 because when I tossed and heated the cukes and carrots into the saucepan for the 3 minutes there was no resulting liquid to add to the milk, so I just went ahead and used the 1/2 cup milk. I would definitely make this again as it's such an easy and fresh recipe! Thanks, Mandy! Made for AKRS 65, Group 2.
  2. We used to make this at school when I did home eco-your recipe came out of Cookery the Australian Way I'm guessing , I always loved it Mandy. I haven't made it in 40 years so shall try it again and see if it's as good as I remember.


Melbourne I live on a 5 acre property in the Dandenong Ranges Victoria, Australia, having moved from the burbs when I became pregnant with my now 15 year old daughter Alyssa. Once my daughter was born I became a stay at home mum as I couldn't bear the thought of putting her in daycare. She is the light of my life, I never imagined myself as a mum when younger but now wouldn't have it any other way. Alyssa was made a big sister on the 19th April 2010 when our cheeky little boy Blake was born. I love cooking and experimenting with new recipes so quickly become addicted to Zaar as it was previously known & still use it regularly. In addition to being my kids taxi :lol: I also spend my time, reading, gardening and of course shopping. I'm lucky enough that we have the space & so love growing our own fruits, vegies & herbs, this also means we have plenty of room for animals & at the moment have 2 dogs, Max, a Jackshund who's 6, Fletcher, a Kelpie who's 4, 6 cats Snowpea, Fergus, Ginger, Tango, Annie & Cookie, 4 chooks & 2 Ducks. As well as our pets, we also have a lot of native animals around our area, we have kangaroos, wombats, echidna's, possums as well as rosella's, galah's & Cockatoo's hence the name of where I live..
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