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Sour Cream Cucumbers Recipe

Sour Cream Cucumbers Recipe

It’s been a tradition at our house to serve this dish with the other Hungarian specialties my mom learned to make from the women at church. It’s especially good during the summer when the cucumbers are fresh-picked from the garden. —Pamela Eaton, Monclova, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4 medium cucumbers, peeled if desired and thinly sliced
  • 1 small sweet onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, whisk sour cream, vinegar, sugar and pepper until blended. Add cucumbers and onion; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, at least 4 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 62 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 0 fat.

Reviews for Sour Cream Cucumbers

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basketcaz 253142
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2016

"We LOVE it. I omitted the onion because we don't like raw onion. Sometimes I add a little dill weed to it. Since I am a diabetic and am eating a very low carb diet I used sweetener (Splenda) instead of sugar. It turned out great. So happy I found this recipe!"

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skbell45 252422
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2016

"my grandmother used buttermilk instead of sour cream and just salt and pepper. i dont think she added sugar or vinegar. when she used sugar and vinegar, she didnt use the buttermilk. made two completely dishes that way. both were good."

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Smokeyboo 252095
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2016

"If you salt cucumber and onion mixture and refrigerated about an hour before mixing with sour cream , you will have a crispier version. I have never added sugar but will try next time I make. (Be sure to drain excess water from the mixture before adding sour cream)"

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jsavage17 251891
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2016

"These were really good, nice change from using mayo."

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Loiscooks 250417
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2016

"Good recipe. I will make these again."

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sunnyskys 250242
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2016

"First time for making. My Husband & I thought it was very good. Will make again."

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CookingTapper 250038
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2016

"Put fresh dill in it too amazing"

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113ginger 249975
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2016

"did not like it. Have tasted better."

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KookieB 249337
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2016

"Yummy. Garden fresh cukes aren't available here right now so I used the thin skinned hot house from the market. I soaked them in salt and ice water bath as suggested. Added just a pinch of dill. Big hit and not a bit leftover. Served with baby red taters and grilled lamb chops. 10 stars!"

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rambocat99 249302
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2016

"Loved it find that people who did not like it because it was bland did not read the recipe says season to taste"

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18grands 249296
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2016

"Soak sliced cucumbers in icy salt water about 4 hours, then add 1/4 c. saltwater to the dressing. Photo shows pepper - I also added that. Delicious!"

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I_Fortuna 249293
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2016

"I salt and press the cucumbers in a Japanese pickle press. This eliminates a lot of excess water and make the cucumbers crispy.

It makes huge difference in flavor and texture.
I use thinned Greek yogurt and add a little cumin or other herb or dill. Use a little chaat masala or garam masala for Indian raita. Good and cooling with spicy entrees. Great recipe! : )"

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shereeder 249213
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2016

"My mother makes this by soaking the sliced cucumbers in ice water with salt added. The ice crisps up the slices and the salt helps. Then she'd squeeze out the excess water and do the dressing."

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dmschroeder22 248545
Reviewed May. 23, 2016

"My mother made this recipe for me as a little girl and now I have made this for my family for over 35 years. I also add a tablespoon of mayonnaise and we serve this over baby red potatoes. Try it!"

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Pammie300 248540
Reviewed May. 23, 2016

"My German grandmother's recipe includes 1C. sour cream, 1 t. sugar, 1 T. vinegar, 1 clove shaved garlic, 1/4 c. salad oil, S & P and at least 1 T. fresh dill.; whisked & tossed with cukes. Consumed by all every time, even those who are not cucumber crazy."

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paul3303 248414
Reviewed May. 19, 2016

"A little salt brings out the flavor, otherwise very good."

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dgschur 247490
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2016

"My mom always made this! It was one of my favorite summer meals. We would eat it with a slice of fried ham and mashed potatoes. Yum!"

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alfoa 247165
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2016

"It's ok, but missing something. Maybe salt or seasoned salt? Others mentioned dill, maybe that would work. I'll try again but will experiment with adding additional seasoning. Very refreshing on a hot day!"

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Regi M 247067
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2016

"My Mom, a great cook, who grew up on a farm use to make this and her family was Scottish. Don't know where she got the recipe - maybe in Europe during WWII when she was a Captain in the CWAC. Interestingly, my late husband's family use to make this too and they were Hungarian immigrants. I like it just the way it is but I always make sure to add lots of freshly ground pepper. For those who call this bland, I think this is a great balance when many of the other meal items are spicy or have pronounced flavours. Given all the cooking I've done and the collection of cookbooks I have to refer to, as is, this is a very traditional Hungarian (European) recipe. Doesn't mean you can't tweak it or use it as a base."

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mturcus 245845
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2016

"I use red wine vinegar and no sugar and everyone just loves this salad."

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squatch44 230650
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2015

"Add some fresh dill (or dried dill)!"

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carolm918 230619
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2015

"An old restaurant in town used to serve this. Loved it and have tried for years to

come close to the recipe. This seems close!! Love it."

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drbgsbny 230605
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2015

"Instead of using just white vinegar I use red wine vinegar and less sugar. Love this recipe on a hot day"

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mamafluffy 230584
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2015

"I know this is a super simple recipe, but I've been searching for this taste for a long time... my grandma from Poland made this and it is sooo good! This is just like hers and I think that's why it's so good -- it's just really simple and all the ingredients are fresh and simple too! <3"

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reina1 225878
Reviewed May. 4, 2015

"I just made this recipe! It's good!"

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Gluttongoose 225844
Reviewed May. 3, 2015

"A lot of people are saying this is bland. Whilst I haven't tried it yet, I think I would probably prefer olive oil and lemon juice instead of sour cream."

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Angel2268 225821
Reviewed May. 3, 2015

"I haven't made this with sour cream but I have made a version with Miracle Whip or Mayonaise it's very good try substituting that or adding it as well"

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devalen 216446
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2014

"Substitute lemon juice for vinegar and add salt , white pepper and a pinch of parsley.. Love this!"

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`MerrC 216096
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"My Mom made this recipe for years and now I do too. It is so easy and very tasty. Also reminds me of my Mom, which always make a recipe even tastier!!"

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auntgeegee 216053
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"Try yogurt fir a little zip"

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xtxnell 62502
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"Very bland!!!! Will not make the recipe again or recommend it. I doctored it enough so I would not waste the ingredients."

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beeman42 62501
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2014

"VERY bland. Needs a lot more pepper, and maybe red onion instead of sweet onion."

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rebelwithoutaclue 147369
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2014

"This is good but it needs a little salt and pepper on the cucumbers and onions slices. If you add thin slices of mozzarella and tomatoes, you have just added another star!"

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cookiejunkie 147368
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2014

"With all the good reviews I expected this to be something really special. I was sadly disappointed. Easiest salad I've ever made, but also the most bland. Sorry.."

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ksimak 141912
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

"I make it without sour cream and its also good."

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leedewald70 142436
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

"My mother-in-law used to make this! It was always so good, and refreshing! I make it now, with our grilled chicken, as a substitute for a regular green salad for a change of pace! Awesome recipe!"

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CakeLady11290 147366
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

"My friend Linda's Mom always made this. We called it "Tillie's Special Cucumber Salad". So delicious. Easy & fast to throw together."

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Foodshopper 93460
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

"I have been making this recipe for most of my life. It is so good and I give it a 5 star rating."

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Goodcooker2014 62499
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

"Very good!"

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JackieJJD 147363
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2014

"I don't always have sour cream so I use either mayo or Miracle Whip 1 c mayo, 1/4 c vinegar, 2 tablespoons sugar, slice sweet onion, and fresh dill. My family has always enjoyed this as soon as the cukes were ready to eat."

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lindee55 147233
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2014

"Recipes look wonderful"

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cindyrn54 142434
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

"These are so good! Especially if left overnight.

I make them also with 1 c mayo, 1/4 c vinegar, 1/4 c sugar. Use Walla Walla or Vidalia Sweets onions. My husband and I love them eat them all summer. Made this way and no gas."

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shell1958 152442
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

"Simply easy & delicious! I change up the recipe with mayo sometimes too."

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Kanamada 59178
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"The best. Thank you."

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sunnie56 62497
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"Growing up my grandmother would always make this in the summer time. I make it once in a while. Delicious....."

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thesuz@aol.com 93459
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2014

"My Mom always made this recipe and since she is gone I have tried to find it. I am thrilled to have it back. Thank you!"

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bjsilve0 59164
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2014

"Excellent and low cal."

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pdarwin 206714
Reviewed May. 8, 2014

"This was a hit at a recent dinner party. I made as directed other than I salted the cucumbers before adding the sour cream mixture. I do think it needs the addition of the salt. Thanks for sharing recipe! Field Editor"

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delowenstein 59160
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

"This recipe is GREAT! I did use a 6-oz. container of unflavored Greek yogurt instead of the sour cream and I just used 2 Tbsp. cider vinegar instead of 3 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar for more flavor. I used about 1/8 TO 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper to taste! I used 1 small YELLOW onion and separated onion into rings! I sampled this salad as I went along and it's delicious! I didn't add salt to the cucumbers, though! It IS a good suggestion from the other reviewers! I did peel the cucumbers and thinly slice them & prepared the dressing as recipe stated, tossed the salad with a slotted spoon and put the bowl of cucumbers in our refrigerator to chill! I also LOVE this type of cucumber salad! Thank you, Pamela Eaton for sharing this recipe! This is the first time I'd prepared this recipe-I bought the cucumbers on 4/26/14 at our local produce store so that I could make this dish! delowenstein"

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apschwartz 127795
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2014

"My house loves cucumbers so this was an easy homerun! We left out the onions, but loved it still the same."

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cast_iron_king 142433
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2014

"Perfect in its simplicity! A tasty salad that is quick and simple to prepare. I used red wine vinegar instead of white. Loved the flavor boost from the sugar! This is a perfect accompaniment to any seafood dish."

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gld2bmom 62496
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"These cucumbers taste crisp and refreshing; a great side dish to any meal! I would recommend adding 1 teaspoon of salt to bring out the flavor of the cucumbers even more."

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annrms 65340
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2014

"I've been making this recipe since it was originally published. We love it especially with Kirby cucumbers. I do salt the sliced cucumbers and drain them before mixing with the dressing ingredients. If I have it, I add fresh dill. We like it with lots of freshly ground pepper. Thanks Pamela!!"

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Beema 93455
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"I just saw this recipe in the April/May 2014 issue of ToH... it is still a winner. I have made a similar recipe for many years, and now I am debating which is the better of the two. As a volunteer field editor, I can recommend this recipe. I didn't add the sugar, added some dill, and liked the creamy flavors."

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jkozosky 147230
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"The sugar in this recipe is unnecessary. Be sure to salt and pepper it. My family has eaten it that way for close to 80 years, at every Easter and spring/summer get together. Don't be afraid to add a higher ratio of dressing to cukes either.:)"

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vewebber58 65338
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"I meant to say I'd add maybe two to three tablespoons of mayo. I was thinking there was more sour cream than on half a cup, so I'd wouldn't cut down on the sour cream."

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vewebber58 62495
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"I edited my other post......it didn't seem to go through, so I added another message. Now I see it was edited,  so disregard anything else beside the first post!"

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vewebber58 62494
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"<p>I've had cucmbers in sour cream in the past that were delicious so I tried this recipe. They were very good, but seemed to be lacking a little something, so I added some vegan mayonnaise-type dressing and a little fresh ground pepper. That did the trick! When I make them again, I'll probably add maybe two tablespoons of the vegan mayo. Regular mayonnaise could also be used. These seem to taste even better when they've sat in the refrigerator for a couple of days!</p>"

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curleytoes 127588
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2011

"we have just cucumbers and sour cream alone with salt and pepper and it is to die for"

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Razzbery1 61942
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2011

"My mother in law used to make this recipe for years however, she never put sugar or onions in it. I haven't tried this recipe yet but plan on making it soon. My mother in law used to make it with luttuce too."

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bittepige 56975
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"The Danish recipe my mother made called for very thinly slice cucumbers. sprinkle some salt on and let sit for 10 min. rinse and squeeze out the water.

She makes a marinde of 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup white vinegara, and 1/4 cup sugar. They are then marinading in this for several hours. It's delicious with hamburgers."

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Maultasche 75178
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"I have made this recipe for years. I use 1/2 sour cream and 1/2 Miracle Whip, no vinegar, no sugar or pepper. Use regular onions, thin sliced. Marinate for about a day. Serve in bowl with marinate. Very good"

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leeandjackie 147289
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"Really good, however I do prefer to make it with Heavy Whipping Cream instad of Sour Cream"

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evannus 61782
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

"delicious way to prepare cucumbers"

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PeggyGates 206713
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

"I make a similar recipe BUT I use cider vinegar and I add dill. I alsouse purple onion for color. It is delish!"

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Angelizz10 59135
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"I have had a similar recipe from my Granny. In her recipe you salt the sliced cukes liberally and let drain in a colandar for at least 30 minutes. Drain and RINSE well. No need to add more salt! I slice my cukes in a food processor so they are very thin. That is the secret to this recipe. Great with BBQ."

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seamstressmama 75177
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"i make my cucumber salad just like this but try adding a clove of fresh garlic crushed in a press, makes all the difference. delicious!"

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bakemeone 127586
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"My mother made this and now I have made it, for years, for my family. I haven't ever added the vinigar to it though. It's a very good salad with garden fresh cucumbers and I have even added tomatoes to it."

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mysie 127584
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"I have been making this for years, but I use some fat free Italian dressing instead of so much vinegar and sugar."

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mom4mel 141910
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"I make this without the vinegar nd sugar. Just sour cream, salt and pepper, pickling cucumbers if available and red onion. Always a favorite - especially the next day."

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Lokie55 127794
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"I always use English Cukes as they do not leave that bitter taste. also sometimes I omit the sour cream, using the vingear. turns out a bit different but still good."

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administrator 65336
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"I always use tarragon for the spice. It gives it a wonderful taste."

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sauregurke 75176
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2010

" My Hungarian husband makes the cumcumber salad like this and he sprinkles paprika on top.I case you see this post,would you please give us your recipe for the chicken Paprikas ?"

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ReldaJ 142405
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2010

"I did like this salad. I loved the dill idea and added some. Just a hint on taking the bitterness out of a cucumber. slice one end off the cucumber rub the end and cucumber until a frothy foam apears. Do the same to the other end. Rinse off and your cucumbers are not bitter. I just don't like adding the extra salt."

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Roczee 93453
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2009

"I think yor cucumbers where very good. But I aded a few sprigs of dill,and refrig, for about 1 hour. It was great. Roxy"

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kedi 142401
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2009

"I always salt the cuumbers, wait a while and then squeeze the water out. Then apply dressing. No bitterness."

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buddy4 75147
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2008

"really really good, on a hot day"

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pdoddle 61781
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2008

"I've made this dish for years and it's always a big hit"

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