Pennsylvania Dutch Cucumbers
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling
- 3 to 4 small cucumbers
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced into rings
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon minced chives
- 1/2 teaspoon dill seed
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Pinch sugar
- Lettuce leaves, optional
- Tomato slices, optional
- Peel cucumbers; slice paper-thin into a bowl. Sprinkle with salt; cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
- Rinse and drain cucumbers. Pat gently to press out excess liquid. In a large bowl, combine cucumbers and onion; set aside. In a small bowl, combine sour cream, vinegar, chives, dill seed, pepper and sugar.
- Just before serving, add dressing to cucumbers; toss to coat. Arrange lettuce and tomatoes in a serving bowl if desired. Top with cucumbers.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 61 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 406mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
Jul 3, 2020
This recipe is awful. It was so bland, there was no flavor whatsoever. I'll stick with my normal recipe which is oil, vinegar, sugar, and some seasonings.
Jul 2, 2020
My grandmother made these for us. One change I make is to put the sliced cubes and onion rings in cold water with ice cubes for a couple of hours before adding the dressing. The ice water makes the veggies super crisp. Just drain well and blot before adding the dressing. I also use red wine vinegar for a little zing.
Jul 1, 2020
To PatsBox, directly under the picture there are several options. The last one is "print." That works well for me.
Jul 1, 2020
My grandmother was from Hungary and she always salted paper thin cucumbers and the onion in a strainer set in a bigger bowl. Then a plate went on top of the cucumbers and onions with a heavy cast iron iron to weight it all down. In the fridge overnight-the next day she rinsed it all and let it set for awhile to drain. Then it was put in a flour sack cloth, roiled tightly lengthwise and spin it with the ends of the cloth. In a bowl, dressing mixed in then covered back in the fridge. The cucumbers and onions remain crisp with the sour cream, vinegar, sugar and dill WEED dressing. If the tomatoes were ripe she’d add wedged tomatoes right before serving. This is the only way to make it in my opinion. No gas bubbles ever form in the dressing.
Jul 1, 2020
This cucumber salad needs a clove of crushed garlic to make it perfect!
Apr 26, 2020
My grandmother and mother made this dish in the summer; they used sugar, vinegar, a bit of water, salt
Apr 25, 2019
Why can’t I print your recipes? It’s a pain in the neck to have to get out paper
Mar 2, 2019
My mom never drew the water out of the cucumbers. Slice the cucs and onions thin, some vinegar, milk and off you go. It was the only way I would eat onions as a kid.
Mar 2, 2018
I added some thinly sliced mozzarella cheese to this 'ole time' recipe. Served on top of tomatoes.
Jun 4, 2017
This is my absolute favorite TOH recipe that I have tried! I used 1# mini cucumbers and sliced the cucs & onion with a potato peeler. EVERYONE who tasted, loved! I have prepared the recipe four times in a two week period. Perfect with seafood and meat. Also perfect alone. Thanks for this recipe. It's definitely a keeper.