Wednesday, August 25, 2010

YUM! Cream of Cucumbers!!!

As promised here's the recipe from my cream of cucumbers; it's especially good this time of year when we have more cukes than we know what to do with...At my local farmstand you could get 5 big cukes for a buck (talk about thrifty!)

This recipe comes from my good friend Josée and I don't know where she got it. I miss you Josée and I can't wait to see you!


Cream of Cucumbers

6 TBSP butter (I always use less)
1 small onion
3 cucumbers seeded and peeled (I always use more and if the seeds are small they stay in and the peel too!)
5 TBSP flour (I used whole wheat and nobody noticed)
6 C chicken stock
1 TBSP chives or parsley
Salt and pepper
1/4 tsp thyme and basil
1/2 tsp chervil (I use lovage)
1 laurel leaf
A smidgeon of ground clove

Melt butter in large pot, add oinion then cukes cook at low heat about 15 min. Add flour and cook 3 min.
Remove pot from heat and add 1 C of stock, stir and put back on the stove and add the rest of the stock.Season. Cook at low heat about 40 min, then remove laurel leaf blitz with your wand mixer.
I usually decorate the soup with chopped chives or chopped green onion. It is great hot or room temperature.

Enjoy!  And remember that everything tastes better in Pyrex!

4 comments:

Jabacue said...

Thanks for this! Now I can use up the cucs given to me by a neighbour.

Vonlipi said...

I hope you like it!

It's a big fave here...

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

That looks really good and I wish they were that cheap here! Farm stands charge a ton here.... I looked into a co-op and they wanted hundreds to join.

I just paid $4 for 2 big english cukes.. robbery, but I love them

I really should try container gardening again

Jabacue said...

Yes. I agree Don Draper may just have the 'original' in his office. We'll keep our eyes open for it!
Jim