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Categories: Appetizers, Vegetarian

Fried Cucumbers

Fried Cucumbers
Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times

"Common sense is not so common," Voltaire once wrote, and although the irascible Frenchman was writing more than 70 years before she was born, he would undoubtedly have appreciated Isabella Beeton as a very uncommon woman indeed. I certainly did, ... Read more

Total time: 20 minutes | Serves 4 to 6
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Step 1Pat cucumber slices dry with paper towel. Dredge them in flour.

Step 2Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons butter in skillet over medium heat and fry 1/2 cucumber slices until brown, 2 minutes per side. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Add rest of butter to pan and fry remaining slices, then drain.

Each of 6 servings:
81 calories; 110 mg sodium; 16 mg cholesterol; 6 grams fat; 7 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram protein; 0.62 gram fiber.
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