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Paprika-Sahne Gurken Salat (Paprika-Creamsauce cucumber salad) 
Mar. 19, 2011 6:08 pm 
Updated: Mar. 21, 2011 6:18 am
Gurken are cucumbers, generally the english ones (no seeds). A wonderful refreshing side dish that I had so often growing up. I didn't know you could do anything else with a cucumber for the longest time, lol. This isn't a time consuming recipe but trust me when I say the more this marinates the better it is. It's always better the next day. My mom would cut up the cucumber and salt them. Then she would stick them in the fridge for a while till the water came out. Then she would add the sour cream, Hungarian paprika. Then this would all go back in the fridge to marinate again. It's funny because I remember buying paprika after I married and moved out. It had a completley different taste and I called my mom. She was like oh, you are supposed to use Hungarian not the Spanish. The spanish paprika is by far more popluar but for my German dishes it would be desecration to use anything other then Hungarian Paprika. I have found it in health food store, loose and pretty cheap. My husband still doesn't understand why I am so insistent but I can tell the difference big time. My children have come upon a vinigarette american version from their grandmother. They slice the cucumbers, salt them and then add itialian dressing and vinegar. Again the longer this mariantes the better. We now alternate between the two, although I will forever love my paprika-sahn Gurken salat.


1 English Cucumber, sliced


1/2 cup sour cream

Hungarian Paprika


In a large bowl add cucumbers and salt. Let sit in fridge for about an hour or until liquid is formed. Add sour cream and hungarian paprika. Put in fridge and let marinade for at least 2 hrs. Again the more it marinades the better it tastes. Good luck!!!


Mar. 21, 2011 6:18 am
Can you tell me how much hungarian paprika you use?
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I am married to my high school sweety and we have 3 boys, in their teens. I have been cooking since I was a young girl and learned to cook by sight.It had to look "right" . That is still how my mom gives directions for recipes. I am of German descent and hope to increase my german cooking/baking repretoire.
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