This is for these cucumber things I make. A really great summer gathering item.
photo abby logsdon
Paprika (I recommend the smoked paprika.. it will make this thing)
1 cucumber, sliced about 1/4-1/8 inch thick
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tablespoons softened butter*
2 ounces crumbled gorgonzola
juice of 1/2 lemon
dash of red pepper
slices of bread.. I like the mini baguettes that are just a little wider than my cucumber
In a bowl or tray, cover cucumber slices in water and add vinegar, sprinkle with salt. Refrigerate at least one hour. Drain and pat the cucumber slices dry.
Mix butter, cheese, lemon juice, and pepper. Slice bread into 1/2 inch pieces pieces. Spread cheese mixture on each slice, place a cucumber slice on top and sprinkle with paprika.
*Aside from the fancy paprika, another indulgence of mine is fresh, local butter. I think it improves my quality of life. And my pie.