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Cucumber Salad – Umarkesalat (Oo-mar-keh-saw-lawt)

by Jody McKim Pharr, 21 Jun 2009

Comment:  My grandmothers’ recipe.

  • 3 large Cucumbers peeled and sliced very thin (should be almost paper thin)

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • 1/3 cup Vinegar (or 1/3 cup Sour Cream)

  • 2 Tbsp. Sugar

  • 1/2 tsp. Salt & Pepper

  • Sprinkle 1/4 t. Paprika

  • Onion (Optional)

  • 1 Clove Garlic (Optional)

Peel and slice the cucumbers (should be almost paper thin), sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt. Let stand for at least 1 hour (better if left overnight) and then squeeze out excess liquid.

Mix together, chill & sprinkle with paprika before serving.

[Edited by Rose Mary Keller Hughes. Published by Jody McKim Pharr, 21 Jun 2009]


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