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Al's Famous Hungarian Cucumber Salad

Al's Famous Hungarian Cucumber Salad


  • 2 english cucumbers or 3-4 fresh garden cucumbers (cucumbers with small seeds are best for this)
  • 2 tsp. fine table salt (for drawing the water out of the cucumbers)
  • extra sour cream and paprika, for serving
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced (more or less to taste)
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar (any mild vinegar can be used, but don't use a sweet vinegar)
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp. sweet paprika, to taste (al recommends szeged sweet paprika)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (full fat sour cream is best for this, but you could use light if you wanted)
  • 2 t olive oil
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

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