Schmorgurken (German Stewed Cucumbers)
(Courtesy of Jacqueline Letourneau)
1 lb bacon, cut into small pieces
1 European seedless cucumber, cut into ½ “ slices, then cut into quarters
1 pint light cream
2-3 teaspoons black pepper
3 lbs potatoes, cut into 2” cubes (peeling optional)
Place bacon in heavy saute pan and cook over medium heat until almost crispy. Generously sprinkle cucumber with pepper and add to bacon.
Cook until cucumber is soft (approximately 5 minutes). Add cream and turn heat to medium low until cream is warmed through.
Boil potatoes until tender but not falling apart (7-10 minutes). Drain and add to cucumber mixture, tossing to coat.
8 servings, 578 calories per serving