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Aug 4, 2010 05:14 PM

Preserving cukes -- but not as pickles?

I have about 10 large cucumbers that I have to do something with -- does anyone have any favorite recipes for putting them up? I don't want to make pickles -- that never works for me (soggy and waaaaayyyyy to salty, even when I follow directions) and these are too big anyway. Any favorite relishes, chutneys, etc? Spicy is good.

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  1. This isn't for preserving but if you want to use some right away, make Agua Fresca! I've used this recipe http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5471... and it was delicious. There are a bunch more recipes on that thread too.

    1. Julia Child's baked cucumbers use up a lot as a good-sized cuke makes a single portion. Recipe is online. Lots of other ideas in the current cucumber thread, but certainly a simple salad of thin-sliced cuke with sweet onion, dressed with sweetened white (or rice or rice wine or white wine) vinegar is delicious. Let it macerate for a couple of hours and you won't need to dilute the vinegar.