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creamy cucumbers overs mashed potatoes

Recipe by
Cindi Marie Bauer
Marshfield, WI

This cucumber dish is a favorite among my husband's family. I learned to make this as a new bride back in the late 70's, and whenever we have an abundance of cucumbers in our garden. My mother-in-law would eyeball the recipe, as I did too, but today I decided to post the exact amount of ingredients I used to make this recipe. For those who love cucumbers in cream and vinegar, plus mash potatoes as well, I hope you will enjoy this dish too!

yield 6 serving(s)
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For creamy cucumbers overs mashed potatoes

  • 4-5 medium
    size cucumbers
  • salt
    to sprinkle over the cucumbers
  • 1-1/2 cups
    heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup
    5% white vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp.
  • 1/4 tsp.
    black pepper
  • already prepared 'hot' mashed potatoes

How To Make creamy cucumbers overs mashed potatoes

  • 1
    Peel and (thinly slice) each cucumber into a colander. And between each layer of cucumber, peeled and sliced, sprinkle with a bit of salt over each. (I normally set my colander inside a larger bowl, to allow the liquid from the cucumbers, to drain into the larger bowl.)
  • 2
    Let cucumbers sit in the colander for 1-3 hours. Then transfer the cucumbers into another bowl. (Discard the remaining liquid that has drained into the larger bowl.)
  • 3
    Now add the cream and vinegar to the cucumbers, and gently stir the cucumbers.
  • 4
    Add the salt and pepper, and once again, gently stir the cucumbers.
  • 5
    Cover the cucumbers, and place the bowl in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  • 6
    Serve the creamy cucumbers over the 'hot' mashed potatoes. (For each serving: Just place desired amount of mashed potatoes onto your plate, and top with desired amount of the creamy cucumbers.)
  • 7
    Note: Before I top my potatoes with the cucumbers and cream, I first top my taters with a bit of butter, and let it melt into the potatoes just a bit. I just enjoy mine served this way!