My grandparents always had this on the table when I was growing up. If you have a mandolin or a food processor with a slicing disk, this is the time to use it!
3-4 cucumbers, peeled and very thinly sliced
1 small onion, very thinly sliced
1/8 cup white vinegar
1/8 cup water
1 tbsp. sugar
White or black pepper
1. Sprinkle the cucumbers with salt and let sit for 10-15 minutes.
2. In a separate bowl, mix vinegar, water and sugar. Add a sprinkle of pepper and paprika.
3. Squeeze out the cucumbers and add to the brine. Add the onions. There should be enough liquid to mostly cover. If there's not, add a little more water, vinegar and sugar.
4. Let the cucumbers marinate in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.