Cucumbers in Cream

This recipe came from  my mom.  It's been around for a long time, I'm not sure just how long. It's one of my dad's favorite ways to eat cucumber.

It also happens to be one of those seasonal, summer side dishes that really hits the spot with potato salad and burgers on the grill.

½ cup sour cream
¼ cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 large English cucumber
1 small red onion
1 sprig fresh dill (optional)

1. Combine sour cream, mayo, lemon juice, sugar, salt, and pepper.

2. Wash and peel cucumbers. Cut into slices 1/4" thick. Peel and slice onion thinly, about 1/8" thick. I used a mandoline slicer for this.

3. Toss cucumber slices, onion, and dill (if using) in cream sauce.

4. Cover with plastic and chill at least 2 hours, or overnight to let the flavors develop.


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