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Friday, September 21, 2007

Braised Cucumbers

This is just a nice simple and refreshing side dish that I like to make sometimes. Claire and Marco actually both really like cucumbers so its a good way to get green stuff into them. I served this for dinner the other night with oven baked sweet potato fries and Shake n' Bake chicken thighs. Yes you read that right, Shake n' Bake from a package. Even I get lazy once in a while, you know.

Braised Cucumbers

1 large cucumber
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion
salt and pepper
1/4 cup chopped chives

1. Peel cucumber and slice lengthwise. Scoop out seed and chop into slices.

2. Slice onion into thin rings.

3. Saute onion and cucumber in butter and oil over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until soft. Season with salt and pepper and add chives.