As Donny and Marie Osmond would sing, “I’m a little bit country and I’m a little bit rock and roll!” Today I’m going to teach you how to make a country side dish that is a family favorite and we will leave the rock and roll for another time.
The origin of this vegetable dish goes way back and I don’t even have a guess of how it all started. I’m sure it was probably by accident like so many other recipe beginnings. Anyway, it is SUPER easy and I mean SUPER, SUPER easy. Now that Alyssa gets in the kitchen to cook, I have discovered that she still needs some of the basic recipes that we have eaten for years spelled out to her in plain English.
Cucumbers In Vinegar
This recipe is not an exact science and sometimes has a couple variations, but I’m going to show you the most simple of all the recipes. First thing you need to do is get a container that will hold all the cucumbers, a cutting board, a vegetable peeler and cucumbers. I chose one long English cucumber. At my grocery store, the English cucumbers are always wrapped in clear plastic wrap.
In the past I always peeled vegetables with a knife, but have since found that I can get a closer cut with the vegetable peeler and less waste. So peel the cucumbers with a vegetable peeler and cut the peeled cucumber into slices. Whether the slices are fat or super thin is up to you. I like the slices relatively fat so that there can still be a slight crunch to each bite. Put the slices of cucumbers into the bowl. Of course, if you like the outer cucumber skin, you don’t have to peel it.
At this point you can add the vinegar and salt to the cucumbers in the bowl.
To give it a little kick, add some pepper too.
If necessary, add more apple cider vinegar to ensure that all the cucumbers are covered with the vinegar.
Let the cucumbers soak in the apple cider vinegar for at least an hour.
The vinegar soaked cucumbers are great alone as a side dish or you can add them to a salad or sandwich. No matter how you eat them, they are delicious!
Vegetable Side Dish – Cucumbers In Vinegar
1 English cucumber or 2 regular cucumbers
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon pepper
2 cups of apple cider vinegar
Wash the cucumbers. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the cucumbers and cut the peeled cucumber into fat or thin slices depending on your preference. Put the slices of cucumbers into a bowl. Of course, if you like the outer cucumber skin, you don’t have to peel it. Add the cucumbers and vinegar to the bowl. Add salt and pepper. If necessary, add more apple cider vinegar to ensure that all the cucumbers are covered with the vinegar. Let the cucumbers soak in the apple cider vinegar for at least an hour.
Serve alone or on a salad or sandwich.