3-4 medium-sized cucumbers, total weight 500 gr
1-2 tomatoes, skinned, cut into pieces
3 bacon strips, cut into small pieces
1 onion, coarsely chopped
1/2 c water
1 tbs lemon juice
a little sugar
1 rounded tsp corn starch
1 tbs cold water
1 tbs chopped parsley, dill, or chervil
1. Cut off ends of cucumbers and taste to see if they are bitter. If this is the case, continue cutting away until no longer bitter. Then peel the cucumbers and cut into half lengthwise. Remove the seeds with a spoon and cut into 1-inch pieces. Skin tomatoes anda cut into small pieces.
2. Fry bacon and strain, to remove crisp brown pieces, (reserve them) before adding the cucumber, onion and tomatoes. Cook for a few minutes. Add the water and cook until done, about 18 minutes. Season with salt, lemon juice and sugar. Thicken the cooking liquid with the corn starch, blended with the water. Add the herbs. Sprinkle the dish with the crisp bacon pieces.