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Glazed Cucumbers

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  1. 2 medium cucumbers—peeled, halved lengthwise and seeded
  2. 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  3. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. Slice the cucumbers on the diagonal 1/4 inch thick. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the cucumbers, season with salt and pepper and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
Make Ahead The cucumbers can stand at room temperature for 3 hours. Rewarm before serving.