Do you cook your cucumbers? Does anyone know how to cook cucumbers? Besides making pickles, what else do you think you can do with cucumbers? I remember when I was young, my mom liked to cook sweet and sour chicken with cucumbers in it. It was so tasty and delicious that I always remember the taste of it. She still cooks the dish though, but I rarely go to her place to eat and I miss out most of her home cook food. Last week I tried to cook the sweet and sour chicken cucumbers the way mom did. I am so pleased to say that as it turned out, the dish was not bad at all.
Preparation: All we need is chicken, cucumbers and garlic.
- To marinate the chicken: cut strips add soy sauce and corn starch. Let it sit for a few minutes.
- Cut cucumbers into half on its length, and half again. Cut away the seeds and cut it slant the same length as the chicken strips.
- Minced the garlic.
Sweet and sour sauce:
Mix vinegar, water, sugar and corn starch and a bit of salt (or soy sauce) to your taste.
In a heated oil wok, fry the garlic till slightly brown then add chicken, stir fry it for a few minutes. Add slices of cucumbers to it and continue to stir fry until they are tender. Finally before out of wok, pour in the sauce, stir fry a minute. Bon appetit!