CookBook Home Page Spreads List

Dad's Cucumbers & Sour Cream



  • 3 cucumbers thinly sliced.
  • 1 to 2 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbs. sugar
  • 3 green onions finely chopped
  • 6 to 7 Tbs. of vinegar
  • 8 to 10 oz. of sour cream


Place the sliced cucumbers in water and add the salt. Let soak for about one hour and then briefly rinse to remove some of the salt and then manually squeeze dry. Add the remaining ingredients and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. A day or two in the refrigerator is even better.

My father spent little time in the kitchen except passing through to go to and from his car. However, on the maidís night out he would often help with the dishes and when cucumber salad was in order, he with a certain pleasure and flair would take charge. Adding the oil ,salt, vinegar, and sugar with authoritative intuition, he would mix the sliced cucumbers with a frenic motion of his fingers. The results were appreciated by the entire household especially because this was his one and only culinary deed.

The above is my modification.