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       Title: Braised Herbed Cucumbers
  Categories: Side dish, Vegetables
       Yield: 6 Servings
 
       2    English cucumbers or
            4 regular cucumbers
       1 tb Coarse salt
       1 tb Vinegar
     1/4 c  Butter, melted
       2 tb Snipped fresh dill
       2 tb Chopped fresh chives
       1 tb Minced shallots
            White pepper to taste
     1/2 c  Whipping cream
            Fresh parsley or dill for
            -garnish
 
   If using regular cucumbers, peel cucumbers, halve them
   lengthwise and, with a small spoon, scoop out the
   seeds.  (This is not necessary with English
   cucumbers.)  cut into 1 x 1 1/4 pieces.  Sprinkle
   with salt and vinegar; let stand for 2 to 3 hours at
   room temperature.  Drain and pat dry.
 
   Preheat oven to 375øF.  Transfer cucumbers to a
   stove-to-oven dish; toss with butter, dill, chives,
   shallots and white pepper.  Bake for 20 minutes or
   until barely tender.  Remove from oven; add cream.
   Toss; cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes or
   until cream is reduced and thickened. Sprinkle with
   minced parsley for garnish.  Serves 6-8  Typed in
   MMformat by cjhartlin@msn.com  Source: Good Friends
   Cookbook.
 
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