How to make it

  • The recipe calls for an adjustable blade slicer with a 1/8 inch Julienne blade, but I'm not rich enough to afford stuff like that so I just used a regular vegetable peeler. I suppose you can too.
  • Using slicer, cut each cucumber lengthwise into long, 1/8 inch Julienne strips, slicing until you reach the core.
  • Blanch cucumber "noodles" in boiling salted water for one minute, then drain into a colander.
  • Immerse the cucumber-filled colander into an ice bath for two minutes to stop it from cooking further.
  • Drain cucumbers, then transfer to a clean towel and pat dry.
  • Heat butter in skillet under moderate heat until butter foams.
  • Toss in cucumbers, mint, salt, pepper, zest and lemon juice.
  • Toss to coat, just until heated through, another two minutes.
  • Serve immediately.
  • How I botched this recipe: First of all, I used beef, which didn't go with the meal. If I'd used fish, chicken or pork, it would've gone a bit better. Second, I added rosemary to compliment the beef, thinking it would sorta go with the lemon and mint. Survey says? EEET! Third, I overcooked the cucumbers; I was trying to compensate for their thickness, but what can I say, I'm retarded. I used regular cucumbers instead because I only had $2. I didn't have any lemons, so I used lemon pepper powder, which made it way too lemony and spicy, especially after all the excessive lemon juice I used. I also used dried mint, which I'm sure didn't help the situation. Though the peas actually made it better, so I might suggest putting some in reguardless.
  • What this recipe was supposed to be was crisp, delicate, minty and refreshing. What I got was something that looked like camel vomit and tasted like pinesol. I hope you have better luck with this recipe than I did.
What was I thinking??? This recipe would go so much better with shrimp.   Close
Keep dumb and focused. There's good reason the recipe says 1 minute.   Close
Yummy camel vomit.   Close
My roommate pretended to like it, how nice! Don't cry, I'll do better next time.   Close

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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    The more of your recipe I read, the more I giggled. We've all been there I'm sure, I know I have. I actually created a cake recipe that I called 'Blonde Moment Cake'. It turned out quite good in the end but it sure took some fixing. Thanks for the laugh
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  • ttaaccoo 9 years ago
    You go girl!! I love the way you are able to analyze and know "the fix" for the boo-boo. Innovation rules!!
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  • peetabear 10 years ago
    that was a great tale... I chuckled all thru it... we've all been there... but the recipe sounds like it would be good... the orginal that is..LOL
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  • greekgirrrl 10 years ago
    Very funny.. we all need a good laugh from time to time..thanks for giving me mine! Still LOL>>>
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  • shelleybeanz73 10 years ago
    LOL...lovely post...haven't we all been there! Learning by our mistakes makes us good cooks :o).
    Great post!!
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    " It was excellent "
    suzalleogram ate it and said...
    I love the admission of error- good man!
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    " It was excellent "
    rml ate it and said...
    I give you an "A" for effort and great pictures. Also, that was an entertaining read! Better luck next time
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  • mrtnzangel8 10 years ago
    Oh my!
    Interesting post..with pictures even!
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