View Full Version : What to do with Apple Cucumbers

Di Nana
15-04-2006, 09:23 AM
I have a hot house full of apple cucumber, and don't know what to do with them, first time I have ever growen them, can't seem to find a recipe for a relish or chutney or something don't want to waste them :help:

15-04-2006, 11:38 AM
What about pickling them Di? Also a lovely side dish my Nan used to make to have with salad...sliced tomato, cucumber and red onion...in a dish covered with brown vinegar add sugar to taste....soooo yummy!

I will have a look and see if I can find any recipes for pickles or relish for you :)

15-04-2006, 11:48 AM
I've never heard of them so I'm going to 'Google' an image to find out what you're talking about.
Good luck with recipes.

15-04-2006, 11:59 AM
Oh they are very nice to eat Beverley and I think they have a lower acid content than normal cucumbers.

15-04-2006, 12:08 PM
Pickled sweet and sour cucumbers

2-3 cucumbers (about 600g)
3 tsp cooking salt
1/2 tbsp caster sugar
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp chilli oil, or to taste
Sesame oil
Toasted sesame seeds

Remove the cucumber wax with a soft brush. Halve the cucumbers lengthwise, remove and discard the seeds. Cut the flesh into 2cm chunks. Sprinkle with salt and let stand for 45 minutes. Transfer to a colander and drain for 10 minutes.

Combine the cucumber with the sugar, vinegar and chilli oil. Cover and refrigerate. Serve within 2 days, as the cucumbers will lose their colour and crispness. When ready to serve, sprinkle with sesame oil and sesame seeds to taste.

Makes about 4 cups.

This one might be ok DI?

Di Nana
16-04-2006, 12:34 PM
Thanks Patricia, sounds nice will try it and you are right they arn't as acidy I like them too,

16-04-2006, 12:39 PM
My kids eat them just like apples :Hehe:

Very yummy

16-04-2006, 01:00 PM
I'm going to be looking for cucumber recipes shortly, we have many vines growing at the moment and all are in flower!

16-04-2006, 04:01 PM
I just eat them as they are

Di Nana
17-04-2006, 09:21 AM
I can eat them to the way they are, but there are hundreds:eww:

17-04-2006, 09:28 AM
You are what you eat. Careful you don't turn into one! :Hehe: