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Braised Cucumbers

Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars

"I searched on the internet for braised cucumbers after watching 'Julie and Julia' for the umpteenth time. There weren't many recipes and they were all different. I took the information from all the recipes and meshed them together, deleting some ingredients and adding others. The dish turned out wonderful. This is a side dish that I have served with quite a few different types of main dishes. It seems to go with almost any type of food."
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45 m servings 103
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Place cucumbers in a shallow baking dish and sprinkle kosher salt over the top; toss to coat and let rest, 30 minutes to 1 hour. Drain cucumbers and discard any accumulated liquid.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir cucumbers in hot butter until cucumbers are heated through and color starts to change, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer cucumbers to a serving dish and season with lemon juice, mint, and black pepper.


  • Nutrition:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of salt. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 103 calories; 9 5.5 1.3 23 2946 Full nutrition

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I was very skeptical about this recipe and didn't want to waste 3 cucumbers so I scaled the recipe in half. This was definitely different but good too. I know the mint is traditional for this sp...

Way too much salt. Even rinsing it before cooking could not remove enough of the salt to make it edible.

I’ve never made anything like this before, so I follow the instructions exactly except I use fresh mint instead of dried. I think perhaps the directions are missing a step to rinse off all the s...

easy to make and super great side dish for summer and heavy meals