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Stir fried cucumber

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Serves 4-6 | Prep Time 15 | Cook Time 30

Why I Love This Recipe

I know, this sounds really strange, but it came from my love of Chinese furry melon, which is not available year round. It is really good over rice, and I think is something that most people would not think of cooking, as I surely didn't at first.

Ingredients You'll Need

2 english cucumbers
1 large yellow onion, diced
1T Canola oil
1 t sesame oil
1 T soy sauce
1 T mirin
1 dash garlic tabasco


Peel and cut off ends of cucumbers, cut lengthwise and scoop out seeds

Cut into diagonal slices, about 1/4" thick, lay on paper towels or kitchen towels to pat as much liquid out as possible

Heat oil in wok over medium high heat, until oil starts to shimmer

Add onion, with dash of salt, and caramelize - remove and set aside

Let oil get back up to heat

Add cucumber - be very careful to add away from you - these will still have some liquid in them, and there will be "spitting"

Occasionally stir cucumber, but not too much as, you want to sear them and not boil them - so you want as much liquid to evaporate as possible

When cucumber is translucent, add back in onions, sesame oil, soy sauce, mirin, and tabasco

Stir fry, tossing cucumber and onion with rest of ingredients until everything is piping hot

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