Veg.: Fried Cucumbers w/Leeks - dairy

Posted by : Joyce Rosenfield

Recipe By     : The Frugal Gourmet Keeps The Feast
Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Vegetables                       Sidedishes

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
   2      medium        cucumbers -- (about 1 1/2 pounds)
   4      cups          leeks -- julienned, cleaned
                        -- and sliced thinly
                        -- lengthwise
   2      tablespoons   olive oil
   2      tablespoons   butter
   1      tablespoon    chopped fresh parsley
                        Salt and freshly ground black pepper to
                        -- taste

Thinly slice the cucumbers and layer on paper towels to absorb their
moisture.  Allow to drain for at least 30 minutes.  Trim off the root
end of the leeks and discard.  Julienne the white part of the leeks
only, discarding the dark green tops.  Rinse the leeks in cold water and
drain very well.  Heat a large nonstick frying pan and add the oil,
butter, and cucumbers.  Saute over medium high heat for 5 minutes,
tossing all the time.  Brown the cucumbers and add the leeks and
parsley.  Saute for 2 to 3 minutes more, until the leeks collapse.  Add
salt and pepper to taste.

Joyce R. 7/98

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