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.
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.