Lightly salted cucumbers - they are like seeds, it is very difficult to break away from eating them. Every time you say to yourself “Well, one more!”, But it is followed by another and another. Fortunately, salted cucumbers are a low-calorie thing, and therefore there is absolutely no danger to our harmony. Therefore, today KhozOboz will tell (and show, but how else?) how to quickly make lightly salted cucumbers at home. And you can make them in less than an hour! Intrigued? Then go ahead!
Almost every Eastern European cuisine has at least one recipe for homemade lightly salted cucumbers. But usually, of course, not one. Such recipes differ from pickles by the pickling method - in this case, it is short-term. It is known that already in the 10th century in Russia various dishes were prepared from cucumbers, since during the excavations of ancient Novgorod fossilized cucumber seeds were found. And in the 17th century, salted homemade cucumbers were already known to the Eastern Slavs. So this dish is ancient, so looking down on it is not recommended.
There are many recipes for lightly salted cucumbers. But usually they differ only in a set of spices. And the spices used are very diverse, among them: black currant leaves, cherry and oak leaves, red currant juice and berries, apples and cranberries, garlic and dill, cloves and bay leaves, coriander, anise, black pepper, allspice and many others. There are recipes that contain mineral water and even vodka!
There are some secrets that will help make cucumbers especially tasty. For example, it is desirable to select fruits of more or less the same size - so salting will take place evenly. Before salting, some housewives also keep cucumbers in very cold water for an hour or two, and cut off the tips to speed up the process. If the salting is “dry”, that is, without liquid, the cucumbers should be in the refrigerator. By the way, the recipe that HozOBoz offers just involves “dry” salting.
In the process of cooking, salted cucumbers accumulate sodium, iron, phosphorus, copper, potassium, magnesium, calcium and zinc. Therefore, cucumbers become even more useful, because now they are a source of important minerals. Also, salted cucumbers are rich in B vitamins, they contain vitamins A, C, E, K. In general, the benefits of salted cucumbers are more than obvious. And what do you cook from cucumbers. Let's pickle together - you will like it. Your HozOboz!