Recipe by laksdf
"My grandmother makes this and it is great. We put the sauce over everything. It's especially good over mashed potatoes. Nice and simple."
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distilled white vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
dried dill, or to taste
For those who are changing the recipe to what they think the submitter intended, the "sour cream" comes from the combination of vinegar (sour) and heavy cream (cream). Cream can be soured with all sorts of things, including vinegar. The person who posted this uses the words "cream" or "heavy cream" 4 times, it's unlikely to be a typo. Give it a shot as written (it's pretty good).
My grandmother and mother made a recipe almost like this for years and I continue to make it. The only difference is we add sugar (approx. 1 teas. for every couple of tablespoons of vinegar). I slice the cucumbers very thin using my mandoline slicer and then add the sour cream, vinegar, sugar, s&p, and mix it all together. The addition of dill sounds great! I'll have to try it next time I make this. My husband loves this served over mashed potatos.
I'd been looking for a recipe like my grandmother's, and this is VERY close. She would slice the cucumber into thin rounds and press them overnight to remove the moisture. She also added sliced onions and let the entire mixture sit for several hours to allow the flavours to combine.
I love the simplicity of this dish. I didn't realize you could make such delicious sour cream that way!!! Whenever I'm out and I need a substitute, I now have a recipe!!! Love the combination of flavors. I would think this would be great over salmon, too!
Great simple side dish! I was actually trying to find MY grandmother's recipe, and this was it! Altho, I have to say I add some onion. It IS especially good over the mashed potatoes!
This is really delicious with almost any sandwich, burgers, brats, etc. I used sour cream, as I assume was intended. I mixed the cucumber slices with close to a teaspoon of salt and let them drain for about an hour before adding the other ingredients. I also used white wine vinegar and about 1/2 teaspoon dried dill. Be sure to chill well. Almost addictive!
Heavy cream, I don't think so.....sour cream, yeas. Cucumbers exude a lot of water, hence the heavy cream, being liquid, does not work well. I have tried all the tricks in the book to not have too much liquid at the bottom of the bowl - to no avail - mayo works the best and no fuss, but the sour cream is delicious with added scallions, salt, pepper, chives and or dill - regardless, cucumbers are bottom line delicious in any form....
I had to add a little bit of sugar in order to eat even one bite.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cucumbers with Sour Cream
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 200
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