Granny's Cucumber salad

Luckytrim

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Granny's Cucumber Salad

2 medium Cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 small white onion, thinly sliced
1 cup white vinegar (I prefer Cider Vinegar)
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon dried dill, or to taste
DIRECTIONS:
Combine cucumbers and onion in a large bowl. Add the vinegar, water and sugar to a
saucepan and cook over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, and pour over the cucumber
and onions. Stir in dill, cover, and chill at least 1 hour.

CukesnOnions.jpg
 

QSis

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I've never tried making cuke salad with boiling brine.

Did it make the cukes soft, Lucky?

Lee
 

Luckytrim

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no, Maa'm !

these are crisp even three days later !

The boiling does help to dissolve the sugar, as well as infusing the cuke's with the flavors.
now, if we boiled the cukes IN the solution, limp,limp, la-la..............
 

joec

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I also used balsamic vinegar in a similar recipe, a bit sweeter but one of my favorites. I've actually tried an number of vinegars with cucumbers using pretty close to the same recipe. All have a little different taste but have yet to find one I didn't like.
 

lifesaver91958

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Granny's Cucumber Salad

2 medium Cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 small white onion, thinly sliced
1 cup white vinegar (I prefer Cider Vinegar)
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon dried dill, or to taste
DIRECTIONS:
Combine cucumbers and onion in a large bowl. Add the vinegar, water and sugar to a
saucepan and cook over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, and pour over the cucumber
and onions. Stir in dill, cover, and chill at least 1 hour.

CukesnOnions.jpg

Yum! I love cucumber salad. :) Thanks for the recipe.
 

lifesaver91958

Queen of the Jungle
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Granny's Cucumber Salad

2 medium Cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 small white onion, thinly sliced
1 cup white vinegar (I prefer Cider Vinegar)
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon dried dill, or to taste
DIRECTIONS:
Combine cucumbers and onion in a large bowl. Add the vinegar, water and sugar to a
saucepan and cook over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, and pour over the cucumber
and onions. Stir in dill, cover, and chill at least 1 hour.

CukesnOnions.jpg


By the way LT, would it be possible to make this using equal instead of regular sugar?
 

luvs

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yum-yum on Granny's salad! i've tried it only creamy. would be a great appy.
 

QSis

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My Polish Aunt Stella used to make Lucky's Granny's Salad, too, when I was growing up. I don't remember if she put onions in it or not, and I don't, when I make it.

Stella's Cucumber and Browned Butter Salad

I just make one serving at a time, making the brine first, just mixing water, sugar, salt, pepper and cider vinegar until it "tastes right". Then I add chopped fresh dill (fresh dill makes it).

I slice part of an English cuke on a mandolin and let the slices soak in the brine until I'm ready for dinner.

Brown about a T. of butter. Pour off most of the brine and then drizzle the hot browned butter over the cukes. Serve immediately.

Lee
 

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dansdiamond

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My 1st attempt. I combined the Pickle Juice from 2 jars,
added white vinegar, sugar, heated up juice in microwave-
Poured it over cucumber, Tomato, and onion.
I should of followed thee recipe better.
I thought my big cucumber was enough. It
really needed 2 cucumbers.
 
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