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« on: July 25, 2018 12:35:28 PM »

I keep a bowl of these pickled cucumbers in my fridge all summer.  They are super yummy and can be made as spicy (or not) as you like.



There are just a few ingredients: cucumbers, garlic, salt, sugar, red pepper flakes, rice vinegar and sesame oil.


Start by peeling your cucumbers then cut them in half and remove the seeds.  From there, just slice them up.


The sliced cucumbers get tossed with a Tbsp of kosher salt in a colander and set aside at room temperature for 3-4 hours.  This allows a lot of the liquid to be be drawn out of the cukes.  This liquid gets discarded.


Put the cucumbers in your serving bowl and add fresh sliced garlic and hot pepper flakes to taste.  I used a head of sliced garlic and a large pinch of hot pepper flakes.  Sprinkle 1/3 cup of sugar on top then pour over 1/2 cup of rice vinegar heated to boiling followed by 1/3 cup of sesame oil heated through.  Stir, cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.


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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018 01:05:56 PM »

These sound AMAZING!
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2018 06:40:41 PM »

These look so good! Thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2018 07:50:10 AM »

They look so good I would think just one bowl wouldn't last all summer!
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2018 09:02:49 AM »

Thanks guys!  Pottermouth, they dont.   Cheesy. I make them at least once a week.
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2018 06:55:46 PM »

I've been on a cucumber salad kick lately. I need to try this! Thanks for sharing Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2018 02:02:43 PM »

I have a similar recipe that I love, but it lacks any seasoning, so Im excited to try this version. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2018 02:27:00 PM »

Yay!  Hope this version works out for you.
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2018 03:02:22 PM »

Yay!  Hope this version works out for you.

Ill pick up some cukes this week and try it out Smiley
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