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Cukes: Bitterness Hint from Heloise

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Cukes: Bitterness Hint from Heloise

Post  Chopper on 9/19/2010, 4:53 pm

I was making a Greek Salad and I tasted the cuke and it was bitter. It was my only one. So I cut it up into salad sized chunks and salted it generously and sat it in a bowl. In the meantime I put together the salad and did a few other things.

About half an hour later I rinsed and dried the cukes and added them to the salad. They were very good! I figured it works for eggplant, why not cukes?

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Wish I'd known

Post  ander217 on 9/19/2010, 5:20 pm

I wish I'd known about this when I was harvesting bitter cukes in the hot summer.

Thanks for the tip.
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Re: Cukes: Bitterness Hint from Heloise

Post  middlemamma on 9/19/2010, 6:06 pm

OH MY GOODNESS...how easy is THAT? THANK YOU CHOPPER!!!

If I had a nickel for every bitter STORE BOUGHT cuke I have thrown away in my life... Sad

Thats a GREAT tip Chopper!!!
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Another trick that works for me

Post  bettyd_z7_va on 10/11/2010, 11:29 am

My niece taught me this:

As you cut the end off, take it and rub it against the end of the cuke that you cut it off of. Just a couple of quick swipes. Do the same with the piece ftom the other end ON the other end. I do this first - before peeling.

When she told me this, I laughed at her. It was the dumbest thing I ever heard, but one day (home alone so nobody would see me and laugh) I tried it and it worked. I do this EVERY time now. Haven't had a bitter cuke since.

Don't ask me how or why it works 'cause I don't know. I just know it works for me.

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