Cucumbers in Sour Cream Recipe -
Cucumbers in Sour Cream Recipe
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Cucumbers in Sour Cream

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"This is a yummy side dish that we always have on Thanksgiving but it's great in the summer as well. The mixture will be soupy; it's supposed to be that way."

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    4 hrs 10 mins


  1. Place the cucumber slices in a container and cover with cold water. Refrigerate 4 hours to overnight.
  2. Whisk the sour cream, vinegar, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl until the sugar has dissolved. Drain the cucumbers and squeeze out the excess water; add to the bowl and mix to coat with dressing.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 27, 2009

This recipe has been in our family for over 40 yrs. But my goodness, whats with all of the sugar. This is not dessert. Less is more ! Also WAY TOO much sour cream , a goodly dollop will do. Also I always add garlic powder to give it the best flavor. Otherwise it is a great recipe. (from my precious Hungarian mother in law).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 27, 2009

I will have to agree with the previous review. Too sweet and too much sour cream. I will try it again cutting back the sugar in half as well as the sour cream and vinegar. I did add thinly sliced onion and garlic powder for taste.

Jul 21, 2009

Delicious cucumber salad! I put a little salt in with the water so I didn't have to let this sit overnight. It works with or without dill (did half and half). The dressing is very good, the perfect mixture of sweet and tart.

Jul 20, 2009

Ding-Ding-Ding We have a winner! The cucumbers came out sooo crispy and the sweet tart dressing was just perfect. If you are a dill lover, this would be good to add as well. Now we know what to do with that bumper crop of cukes. Additional note: Serve Immediately!

May 21, 2010

I make a very similar Cucumber Salad but instead of soaking overnight I peel, slice super thin into a colander over a bowl and sprinkle generously with salt. Put a bowl or dish on top of the cucumbers to press out the liquid. Let stand for a good hour or more. Mix up your dressing in the meantime--I always add fresh dill 1/3 cup or so and Fresh parsley also about 1/3 cup or so. Sugar to taste. I like to let the dressing and drained cukes meld so usually make this in the morning for an evening meal. Delicious with Steaks and Baked potatoes!!---I usually do my potatoes by slicing them into thick disks and inserting onion between each disk. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and fresh cracked pepper, then drizzle with olive oil right into the foil packet. throw on the grill for 45 - 60 min---so deelish!

Aug 11, 2009

i have been looking for this recipe for a long time. the sugar is what makes it. i did add some very finely minced onion and TONS of fresh cracked pepper(personal preferences). thanks for the submission tara!

Jul 24, 2009

I have been making this for years, except I add sliced sweet onions and only use english cukes (burpless). I have never soaked the cukes first. I just add the cukes and onion to the dressing and refridgerate until the flavors blend. (at least 3-4 hours). If you want to take this recipe one step farther, add cooked rotini pasta before refrigeration. The grandkids Love it.

Aug 16, 2010

This as is was WAY to sweet for me! So here were the changes I made I only added 2 tablespoon of sugar to this. The mixture was very soupy which I didnt mind to much. I also added some cracked black pepper.


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  • Calories
  • 69 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 4 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 11 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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