“There is an unspoken Hungarian philosophy that if something tastes good, it probably tastes better with sour cream,” Sarah Copeland says. For this cucumber salad, she uses sour cream's more elegant cousin, crème fraîche.
Slideshow:Recipes with Cucumbers
1 1/2 pounds small cucumbers, peeled if the skin is thick
3 large radishes, thinly sliced (1/2 cup)
1 small garlic clove, finely grated
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
8 ounces crème fraîche (about 1 cup)
2 tablespoons chopped dill
Freshly ground pepper
Shredded mint leaves, for garnish
How to Make It
Slice most of the cucumbers 1/4 inch thick and cut a few of them into spears. In a colander, season the cucumbers with salt, top with a small plate and let stand for 1 hour. Press gently to remove some of the liquid, then rinse the cucumbers quickly in cold water. Pat dry and transfer to a bowl. Add the radishes, garlic, vinegar, crème fraîche and dill and season with pepper. Refrigerate the salad for 30 minutes, until chilled. Garnish with mint leaves and serve.
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