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Creamy Buttered Cucumbers Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Creamy Buttered Cucumbers

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"A delicious mix of cream, onions, and cucumbers to warm the soul. Great with chicken! Substitute sweet heavy cream or plain yogurt for sour cream if you'd like. "

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    40 mins


  1. Cut cucumbers in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Cut into 3/4 inch chunks. If the chunks aren't firm, place them in a colander and sprinkle with salt. Let drain 20 minutes (if they are firm you may omit this step).
  2. Place butter in a medium to large skillet over medium heat. When it melts, add the onion and cook 5 minutes. Stir in the cucumbers and cook another 5 minutes. Sprinkle with black pepper to taste.
  3. Reduce heat to low and stir in sour cream and plenty of dill. Stir and serve warm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 19, 2006

The first time I made this recipe I was really impressed the taste of this vegetable cooked. When I reheated the leftovers the cream separated a bit and gave it almost a cheesy consistency and flavor. So the next time I made this I added a few tablespoons of Parmesan cheese sprinkled over it at the end of cooking and the flavor was even better. I also added a minced clove of garlic to the onions when cooking for extra flavor. I'm thinking this might also be a good base for tomato sauce instead of the cream for and Italian flavor.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 21, 2006

This provided a pleasantly cool contrast to the rather spicy 'Stuffed Cod Wrapped in Bacon' I made tonight, but other than that, we weren't overly wowed. Thanks anyway, molly!

Sep 10, 2005

I have been reading the reviews and some have said that this recipe is too salty. You only need to salt the cucumbers if they are soft. If your cuc's are a little old, salt them, then drain them in a colander and rinse with water. If they are ripe and fresh there is no need for the salt. Just a side note!

Aug 08, 2005

I have always loved trying new and unexpected recipes! That amount of salt is probably meant to be sprinkled on the cucumbers, in a colander, so that they will drain their excess water. I always rinse the drained cucumbers and pat dry before proceeding with the recipe. Maybe, the heavy cream was meant to be a substitute for the sour cream. I would imagine that using both would be very good. I used much more than a pinch of dill. Even our most dubious tasters rated it highly!

Sep 28, 2007

Simple and delicious. I was a bit leary of cooking cucumbers, but it turned out great. I used the seedless "English" cucumbers. They cook up better and have less moisture. I have actually made this several times, but never reviewed them.

Nov 03, 2005

I loved it! All the flavors together were great. Very fresh and light.

Jun 08, 2005

Great recipie except it was a little heavy on the salt. I will decrease it a little next time and I think they will be perfect. The cooked cucumbers were a suprisingly good new taste for us and the sauce was fantastic. I used 1/2 sour cream and 1/2 heavy cream as suggested...mmmmmm! Add plenty of dill as specified and this would also make a great sauce to accompany blackened salmon as well!

Jul 12, 2010

I'm not a big cucumber person, but this is really good. I followed the directions exactly and followed other reviewers suggestions about adding garlic powder and Parmesan cheese. This recipe will be used again and again this summer!


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  • Calories
  • 135 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 1804 mg
  • 72%

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

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