Friday, July 3, 2009

Cucumber Salad

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.

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