|Cucumbers & Onion in Vinegar|
So here is the most basic thing to do with cukes (as my grandmother called them.) And it's one of our most favorite ways to eat them, too. It's a standard item on summer tables here in the south. This recipe has been posted here before, but since I had to look it up for myself, I thought I'd save you the trouble and give it to you again. I know it's just vinegar, water and sugar, but I can never remember the proportions. So here you go....
CUCUMBERS AND ONIONS IN VINEGAR
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
3 slightly-rounded tablespoons sugar
sprinkle of salt
cucumbers, peeled & thinly sliced
sweet onion, thinly sliced & separated into rings
Mix vinegar, water, sugar and salt. Stir until sugar dissolves. Put sliced cucumbers and onion in a dish. Pour vinegar mixture over cucumbers and onion. Cover, and place in refrigerator for an hour or longer before serving. Keeps in refrigerator for several days.
Feel free to make it sweeter, less sweet, or less vinegary or whatever to suit your family. Heck. Be reckless and throw in some fresh dill. This is just a "starting place" kind of recipe. I am 1,000% sure that my grandmother didn't use a recipe. Just mix it up to suit you.