Post by chief_cook2 on Apr 3, 2004 19:16:19 GMT -6
This is a Kentucky recipe. LuAnn adds: "This recipe was originally from Miss Jennie Benedict, who ran a wonderful tea room in Louisville from 1900 until her death in 1928. Eventually the recipe proved so popular it became available ready-made. My recipe adds a dash of hot pepper sauce and enough mayonnaise to "make of spreading consistency. May also be used as a sandwich filling."
2 cucumbers, peeled 1 medium onion 1 pound cream cheese 2 to 3 drops green food coloring
Grate cucumber and onion (may use food processor) and drain well in a strainer, pressing down with spoon to remove all liquid. Discard liquid. Add drained cucumbers and onion to cream cheese and mix well in food processor. Color with 2 to 3 drops green food coloring. Use as a sandwich spread or as a dip. Benedictine may also be used to stuff cherry tomatoes for an hors d'oeuvre tray. Yields 2 cups.
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