I’m always surprised when I mention something I’ve eaten since I was a kid and thought everyone else ate it but I’m sure there are things y’all eat that I don’t know how to make.
This is basically the cucumber spread recipe I use except I do it a bit differently. Cucumbers are so full of liquid and I can’t imagine making it without draining the cukes and not ending up with a runny mess.
Here’s what I do and I never measure:
- The day before you want to serve this, peel the cucumbers and grate the edges. I grate the long way (not across the short side) and I only grate til I get to the seeds, keep turning the cucumber so no seeds end up in the grated cucumber.
- Drain on paper towels and continue changing to dry towels as those get soaked.
- Squeeze the grated cucumber in additional paper towels and place in a zipper bag overnight to continue to drain.
- Grate part of an onion if desired.
- Soften a bit of cream cheese (for four cucumbers, I start with about half of an 8 oz block) with just a bit of mayo and Worcestershire sauce.
- Add chopped green onions.
- Stir together the green onions, cream cheese mixture.
- Add salt and pepper.
Serve with crackers or with bread (sandwich).
Debra McIntosh says
Never heard of this before. I am in Australia though.
That sounds delicious! I’d read about cucumber slice sandwiches, but didn’t believe they would be tasty until I actually tried one. Yum. So this cucumber spread would also be tasty, I bet.
Not familiar with that recipe but grew up eating cuke sandwiches with the bread spread with mayo.
Miriam Tommas says
Glad you shared the recipe. Will have to make it.
Marilyn Smith says
Small square or triangle sandwiches were often made for afternoon tea parties when I was growing up. I remember using round slices which would be put on a square (cut to fit the round cuke slice with softened cream cheese and chopped chives. We also grew up eating cucumber salads and our son makes a yummy Japanese cucumber salad. Love cucumbers!
I add grated carrots to mine as well. Love it! As Marilyn said, it used to be a staple at wedding and baby showers as well as afternoon tea.
Thank you for the recipe. I hadn’t heard of it before either, but it sounds delicious. I’m saving this one!
Deborah A. says
Thank you for your recipe. I know we ( your readers ) appreciate the time you take to help us discover new recipes and crafts.
I’ve never heard of cucumber spread, but it does sound good. I’m sure a lot of foods originate in an area of the country, or to an ethnic group. It’s fun to try out new recipes!
Dorothy Matheson says
I am another of the never heard of it group. I cannot eat milk products so it is not something I can try.
Does sound good.