Make Cucumbers Extra Crispy With This Cool Technique
Get out the skillet and get ready to do some smacking! Turn chunks of cucumber into a whole different veggie.
The best cucumber for this is an English or hydroponic type. The thin skin is perfect, but if you only have a salad variety, lightly peel. I prefer to use a serrated peeler which takes off a micro-thin amount of skin.
INSTRUCTIONS: How cukes become so crunchy? You create hundreds of rough surfaces that hasten the loss of liquid when smacked then salted.
- Cut the cukes into about 4-5 inch long pieces.
My favorite dressing [see main photo] is Helm’s Asian dressing and topped with sesame seeds.
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Just made this again with Asian dressing and tossed in some marinated mushrooms and topped with toasted sesame seeds. This could be on any Asian menu and it would MOVE!