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Betty's Old-Fashioned Cucumber Slices -- 4th of July

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Old-Fashioned Cucumber Slices. This is a recipe that has been around a long time, but it has endured as a great salad or a side dish.
Ingredients
  Cucumber 3 Medium (1 medium to large English cucumber used)
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  White vinegar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Ground black pepper/Ground white pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Wash cucumbers, pat dry and cut them into paper-thin slices to measure about 2 cups.
2. In a deep bowl, place cucumbers and sprinkle salt between layers.
3. Cover cucumbers with a plate and weigh them down with a heavy object. Let stand at room temperature for 2 hours.

MAKING
4. Drain cucumbers thoroughly and press out remaining liquid.
5. In a cup, mix together white vinegar, sugar, and ground pepper.
6. Pour over cucumber slices. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

SERVING
7. Drain cucumbers before serving and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Pickling
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Cucumber
Interest: 
Easy, Healthy
Occasion: 
4th of July
Servings: 
6

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 31 Calories from Fat 1

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.09 g0.14%

Saturated Fat 0.03 g0.15%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 970.5 mg40.4%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.6%

Dietary Fiber 0.43 g1.7%

Sugars 6.2 g

Protein 0.51 g1%

Vitamin A 1.6% Vitamin C 3.6%

Calcium 1.4% Iron 1.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Betty's Old-Fashioned Cucumber Slices -- 4th Of July Recipe Video