Schmorgurken is a traditional German dish made from a combination of cucumbers, bacon, potatoes, black pepper and cream. Give it a try and you’ll be hooked!
Schmorgurken (German Stewed Cucumbers)
(Courtesy: Jacqueline Letourneau)
- 1 lb bacon
- 1 European (seedless) cucumber
- 2 cups light cream
- 2-3 tsp black pepper
- 3 lb white potatoes
- Use kitchen shears or a sharp knife to cut bacon into small pieces. Place bacon into a heavy saute pan and cook over medium heat until almost crispy.
- While the bacon is cooking, peel cucumber and slice into ½" slices. Cut the slices into quarters and sprinkle generously with black pepper.
- Peel potatoes, if desired, and cut into 2" cubes. Place potatoes in a pot, cover with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until tender but not falling apart, 7-10 minutes. Drain and return to pot and cover to keep the potatoes warm.
- Add cucumbers to the saute pan and saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Turn heat to medium-low and add cream. Allow the cream to heat through.
- Put one serving of potatoes onto a plate and fork mash. Cover with bacon/cucumber mixture and serve immediately.
- Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Did you know? Cucumbers are a great source of vitamin K and are high in water content to promote hydration and make you feel full longer! Check out the facts here!
Suggestion: Love cucumbers? Buy an extra one to make this fresh cucumber sandwich spread.