Saturday, May 14, 2011

Danish Cucumber Salad









Catagory: Fruits and Vegetables
Difficulty: Easy
Healthy

My grandmother, Gladys, used to make this salad for her legendary buffets. She used to serve it with ham, melon en prosciutto, and fettucine al pesto. But it would be great at a California-style BBQ too!

I have no idea why these are called Danish Cucumbers. My Grandmother was not Danish. But the Danes do a good job at making things in general. Like Danish furniture and Danish breakfast rolls (especially Cheese Danish). And that handsome Danish actor, Viggo Mortensen, who was in "The Lord of the Rings"movie. He is well made. So trust the Danes. They're great. And so is this recipe.

Ingredients:

1 medium or large cucumber
1 t. salt
3 T sugar
3 T white wine or rice wine vinegar
1 T vegetable oil (cholesteral- free or extra virgin olive oil)
2 T cold water
White or black pepper to taste

Directions:

Slice cucumbers very thin, sprinkle with salt; let stand 15 minutes, drain. Whisk remaining ingredients together and mix with cukes. Chill at least 1 hour before serving. Nom!

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