SWEDISH PRESSGURKA

(pressed cucumber)

·      1 fresh cucumber

·      1 teaspoon of salt

·      2 table spoons sugar

·      ½ deciliter spirit vinegar (ättiksprit 12%)

·      white or black pepper to taste

·      dill or parsley to decorate with

 

Slice the cucumber thinly (easiest is to use a mandolin or a cheese slicer). Place the cucumber slices in a bowl and add salt, sugar, pepper and the spirit vinegar.

Massage it all together carefully with a spoon and make sure the sugar dissolves. Leave it (under a press) for at least half an hour in the refrigerator before serving. It keeps well in the fridge for quite a few days.