My Dad taught me this recipe as his Moeder used to make it when he was young. Every now and then, normally in the middle of a hot Summer, Dad would crave this pickled cucumber and then set about making it himself.
This is a simple version of the pickled cucumber recipe, perfect for using when you want to eat now. For a more complicated version look here.
I hope you like it and that you too might come to crave its refreshing piquancy on a hot Summers day.
Simple Pickled Cucumber with Dill Recipe
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 -2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced
1/3 tablespoon dried dill Sea salt flakes
Peel and slice your cucumber and place it in a heatproof bowl and cover liberally with salt. Leave for ten minutes before rinsing off the salt and squeezing out the excess liquid.
Place vinegar, sugar and 1/2 cup cold water in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until sugar has dissolved. Pour over the cucumber, add dill, stir and set aside to cool.