Hot and Sour Cucumbers
We made a neat appetizer from the book Potsticker Chronicles.
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 T dry sherry
6 T sugar
2 T cider vinegar
1 t crushed red pepper
1 T cornstarch mixed with 3 T cold water
Peel cucumbers and slice in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and cut it into 1/2 inch spears.
Combine all of the other ingredients except cornstarch and water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the cornstarch mixture gradually until the sauce is thick. Pour the sauce over the cucumbers and serve immediately.