Have you ever eaten benedictine? Have you ever heard of benedictine?
No, it’s not a medication, a country or disease. It’s a spread.
It’s actually a cucumber-cream cheese spread.
And it’s wonderful.
Especially if it’s on a sandwich that includes bacon, lettuce and tomato.
You’re gonna love this one.
Benedictine is a fast, easy spread to make and it is great on sandwiches, crackers, bread and spoons.
Mine has 4 ingredients:
First, set out 8 oz cream cheese to soften.
Begin by shredding a couple cucumbers with your grater. You only want the “meat” of the cukes – not the seeds or membrane slimey stuff in the center. You could peel your cucumbers first, but I just grate the peel up with the rest of the cuke. Mine are homegrown, so I’m not eating any wax.
See how pretty it is with the outer “skin” intact. Now we need to remove some of the water from this shredded cucumber. If I were to add this cuke (juice and all) to my cream cheese I will end up with a runny, gooey mess. I want a thick spread, not a slimey goo.
To encourage the cucumber to release all the liquid it is holding, just sprinkle on a bit of salt (about 1/2 teaspoon).
Toss the salt around to mix & leave in the colander to drain for a few minutes.
Squeeze out all the liquid & add the shredded cuke to the cream cheese.
Use a mixer to combine. Add garlic salt to taste.
This is the fun part.
You could be normal and smear it all over a toasted bagel…….
Make a benedictine sandwich & shove it in your face
Grab some toasted bread….. or untoasted. Depending on how you like your BLTs.
First slather the bottom slice generously with your fresh benedictine. Top with bacon, tomato & lettuce. Put the lid on & prepare to be enlightened.
My oh My. This is the only way to eat a BLT.
Here’s the recipe:
Benedictine is a fast, easy spread to make. The cucumber gives it a garden fresh flavor. It is great on sandwiches, crackers, bread and spoons. My favorite way to eat Benedictine is on a BLT!
Grate meat of the cucumbers (no seeds & slime) into colander. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt to grated cuke & mix to coat. Let drain for 5 minutes. Squeeze out any remaining juice & add grated cucumber to softened cream cheese. Mix with electric mixer. Add garlic salt to taste. Enjoy!
For an out of this world lunch (or dinner). Toast 2 Slices of bread. Slather with some benedictine. Top with Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato. Add the top slice of toast & have at it.
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