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!


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!