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How to properly salt cucumbers before making cucumber salad?

sweet100s | Jan 9, 2015 03:43 AM

What is your approach to salting cucumbers before making a cucumber salad?

How much salt, for how much cucumber, for how long?

I was surprised recently when I turned a huge 18" cucumber into less than 3/4 a cup of cucumbers after 2 days in the fridge salted and inside of paper towels.

I understand that the purpose in doing this is to get the excess water out... but I kind of miss larger cucumber slices from my Auntie's cucumber salad that I'm trying to recreate.

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