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                          Cucumber Salad with Mint
 Recipe By     :=20
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Salads                           Recipes With Alcohol
                 Cookies                          Emeril
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4                    cucumbers
    3      tbsps         salt
    4      tbsp          creme fraiche  (you may need more)
    1      tsp           Dijon mustard
    2                    lemons -- juice only
      1/2  c             fresh mint leaves -- chopped
                         black pepper
 Peel and half cucumbers. Scrape the seeds and thinly slice.  Put in bowl and=
  mix with the salt. Put in refrigerator for 2 1/2 hours. Whisk the creme=
  fraiche with the mustard in a 1qt. bowl. Add the lemon juice a little at a=
  time (taste if all is needed).  Whisk until thick and creamy and add the=
  chopped mint and some pepper. Take care not to overbeat the creme as it may=
  turn to butter. After 2 1/2 hours, rinse cucumbers well and drain in a=
  sieve. Pat dry with towel. (Be careful to rinse them well, or they'll be=
  too salty).  Mix with dressing and serve very cold.
 Notes: Substitute creme fraiche with 3 tbsp. sour cream and 1 tbsp heavy=
  cream. You may need less lemon juice. Or use only sour cream. Use spearmint=
  and not peppermint.
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