Julia Child's Baked Cucumbers With All Variations

110 mins (prep 20, cooking 90)
8 ingredients
6 servings
This recipe comes from Mastering the Art of French Cooking, 1961.'If the natural moisture content is now withdrawn beforehand, cucumbers exude so much water as they are heated that you usually end up with a tasteless mush and swear never to cook cucumbers again. Blanching for 5 minutes before cooking will remove unwanted water, but also most of the cucumber flavor. A preliminary sojourn in salt draws out the water and also the bitterness, if they are the bitter European type, yet leaves the flavor, which a little vinegar and salt accentuates. We have found the following method delicious, and suggest it for all cooked cucumber recipes. Baked cucumbers go with roast, broiled, or sauteed chicken or veal.

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Serving Size (18.07 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 4.89 Calories from Fat 0.18
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.02g 0.22%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.12%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 583.36mg 145.84%
Total Carbohydrate 0.92g 1.84%
Dietary Fiber 0.29 g 6.96%
Sugars 0.33 g %
Protein 0.21g 2.47%
Vitamin A 119.97IU% Vitamin C 1.97mg%
Calcium 8.76mg% Iron 0.2mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
melted butter, minced