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Cucumbers Stuffed with Ham and Sour Pickles

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  Cucumbers 2 (6 To 8 Inches Long)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Boneless sardines 2
  Boiled ham 1⁄4 Pound, diced (1/4-Inch Chunks)
  Hard-cooked eggs 2 , coarsely chopped
  Onions 2 Teaspoon, finely chopped
  Minced sour pickles 2 Tablespoon
  Prepared french mustard 1 Teaspoon
  Mayonnaise 4 Tablespoon (Freshly Made Or A Good Commercial Brand)

1) Cut 1/2 inch off the tip of each cucumber, and then peel the cucumbers with a vegetable scraper or sharp knife.
2) Cut out the seeds and center pulp with a long iced-tea spoon, leaving a shell about 1/4 inch thick.
3) Pour 1/4 teaspoon of salt into each cucumber, rubbing it in evenly with your fingers.
4) Let the shells stand about 15 minutes, then dry them inside with a piece of paper towel.

5) In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mash the sardines to a paste.
6) Add the ham, eggs, onions, pickles, mustard and 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise.
7) Stir the ingredients together until the mixture holds its shape in a spoon. (If it seems too dry, add more mayonnaise.)
8) Taste for seasoning.
9) The amount of salt needed will depend on the saltiness of the sardines and ham.
10) Stuff the cucumbers by standing them on end and spooning the filling in, tamping it down with a spoon as you proceed.
11) When they are all tightly packed, wrap them separately in wax paper or aluminum foil and refrigerate them for 2 hours, or until the filling is firm.

12) To serve, slice the cucumbers crosswise, on a slant, in slices about 1/2 inch thick.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
140 Minutes
Ready In: 
160 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1146 Calories from Fat 746

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 81 g124.7%

Saturated Fat 12.8 g64.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 761.4 mg253.8%

Sodium 2161.3 mg90.1%

Total Carbohydrates 27 g8.9%

Dietary Fiber 1.7 g6.7%

Sugars 15.3 g

Protein 77 g154.2%

Vitamin A 24.4% Vitamin C 15.2%

Calcium 57.8% Iron 25.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Cucumbers Stuffed With Ham And Sour Pickles Recipe