Heat the oil or butter in a large skillet and add the garlic if desired. Saute over medium heat for 1 minute. Add the cucumbers and saute over medium-high heat, stirring, for 5 to 10 minutes. They should soften and become translucent but shoud not brown. Add the lemon juice if desired, salt and pepper to taste, and transfer to a warm serving dish. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley or dill and serve.
This recipe provides six servings.
Comments: These delicious sauteed cucumbers go nicely with curries. You can saute them in olive oil, butter, or margarine. Be careful not to overcook them.