Sweet and Sour Cucumbers Recipe
My 4-year-old daughter is a cucumberholic. Seriously, she and her dad, Mr. Meaty, could form a group and have meetings. “My nickname is Bug, and I’m addicted to cucumbers.” Oh the shame!
When we go to our favorite local Chinese restaurant (Chin Chin for those in the Atlanta area), we ALWAYS order Sweet and Sour Cucumbers as an appetizer.
And if you hazard to get in Bug’s way while she’s eating her cucumber slices, you may end up with a fork in your hand. I usually end up eating one or two slices while the rest of the family battles it out for cucumber world domination.
So, when I had a few cucumbers that were nearing their doom (Bug hadn’t noticed them in the crisper, obviously), I chose to look for a Sweet and Sour Cucumber recipe I could make at home. And I found an excellent one at Christine’s Recipes.
The recipe is pretty simple. It’s hard to even call it a recipe, really. It’s more of a method. 🙂
Sweet and Sour Cucumbers
- Sliced cucumbers, a little salt to bring some of their liquid out, plus a 1:1 ratio of sugar and vinegar, heated to dissolve the sugar, then cooled.
- Then you let it chill for an hour or two to soak in the vinegar mixture. It’s the perfect combination of tart and sweet.
I was out of rice vinegar, so I used plain white vinegar instead and these beauties still turned out amazing! We absolutely love this dish. It’s so simple to throw together and, while our kids will eat plain cucumbers by the dozen, this is a nice veggie treat.
Go check out Christine’s amazing Chinese Sweet and Sour Cucumber recipe, you’ll love it! We all did. And I didn’t even get any holes poked in my hand…this time. 🙂