We, estonians, eat a lot of cucumbers - fresh, in salad, pickled or marinated. In summer, we love to make a really quick and delicious snack - 24 hour cucumbers. We use the little fresh cucumbers, make a tasty marinade and after 24 hours they are ready to be eaten. I guarantee, you will love the crispyness and freshness of this tasty summer snack. It´s also wonderful to accompany your grilled meat!
As many cucumbers as you like (those little rough ones, not the long and smooth ones)
Enough marinade to cover the cucumbers
For the marinade:
per 1 l boiled water, you need
1,5 tbsp strong vinegar
4 tbsp coarse salt
0,5 tbsp sugar
Handful of fresh dill
Handful of black currant leaves
3 cloves of garlic, halved
Boil the water. Add vinegar, salt, sugar and pepper. Mix until sugar and salt are dissolved.
Put dill, black currant leaves and garlic to a big pot. Add washed cucumbers. Pour over the marinade, while it´s still hot. Cover with a heavy plate or something that presses down the cucumbers, but lets in the air. After 24 hours, you have wonderful, fresh, aromatic and crunchy sour cucumbers!