Acar Ketimun

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Ingredients | Cucumber, Sliced

(Indonesian cucumber pickle)

Pronounced "a-CHAR keh-TEE-moon," this simple, quick pickle is served as a side dish in Indonesia for grilled foods, especially satay ayam. Sometimes spelled atjar or achar.

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4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • Onion, thinly sliced -- 1/2
  • Chile pepper, slit open down one side -- 1
  • Sugar -- 3 to 4 tablespoons
  • Salt -- 1 teaspoon
  • Peppercorns -- 2 or 3
  • White vinegar -- 3/4 cup
  • Water -- 1/4 cup
  • Cucumber, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds -- 1

Method

  1. Add the onion, chile, sugar, salt and peppercorns to a medium-sized, non-reactive saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in the cucumbers, cover tightly and remove from heat. Set aside and rest for 30 minutes
  2. Transfer the cucumbers and liquid to a storage container and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Acar Ketimun Variations

  • The cucumber can be peeled, seeded and sliced into half moons if you like.
  • Add 2 or 3 whole cloves for extra flavor.
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Acar ketimun

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Acar ketimun is very yummy.... Eat Indonesian food without car ketimun is not 100% complete.....