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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Editor's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts

103 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 5.5g 2% DV; fat 9g 14% DV; cholesterol 22.9mg 8% DV; sodium 2945.9mg 118% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2017
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 specific recipe but I didn't love that part. I'd probably use a different herb next time but that is just me. This turned out far better than I had anticipated and is one I'd definitely make again. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/31/2019
Way too much salt. Even rinsing it before cooking could not remove enough of the salt to make it edible. Read More
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2017
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 specific recipe but I didn't love that part. I'd probably use a different herb next time but that is just me. This turned out far better than I had anticipated and is one I'd definitely make again. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/31/2019
Way too much salt. Even rinsing it before cooking could not remove enough of the salt to make it edible. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
06/28/2018
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 salt from the cucumbers. It just said to drain off the water so that s what I did but 2 tablespoons of salt soaked into the cucumbers made it inedible. It was way too salty. I will try this recipe again and rinse all the salt off. Perhaps I m missing something? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2017
easy to make and super great side dish for summer and heavy meals Read More
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