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

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Jul. 01, 2013

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.


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



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.


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.


7. Drain cucumbers before serving and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 31Calories from Fat 1

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat %

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 970 mg40.42%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.7%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 6 g

Protein %

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet