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.

  1. To marinate the chicken: cut strips add soy sauce and corn starch. Let it sit for a few minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!