These cucumbers undergo a transformative fermentation process, where they are immersed in a flavorful brine. Over time, the cucumbers absorb the complex flavors of the brine, resulting in a distinctive taste profile that combines salty, sour, and savory notes.
They are known not only for their delicious taste but also for their potential health benefits. They are a source of probiotics that can support digestive health and are low in calories, making them a guilt-free snack option. These have a variety of culinary uses, from enhancing the flavor of sandwiches to providing a zesty side dish that compliments a wide range of meals.
Whether enjoyed as a savory garnish, a crunchy snack, or a tasty condiment, fermented cucumbers are a timeless and popular food item that adds a burst of flavor and texture to various culinary creations.
Extract the juice of 1 cucumber in a juicer
Add the equivalent of 2% of the juice weight in salt. Mix and pour it into a sealable jar
Trim, peel, and cut 1 cucumber into thirds
Slice it lengthwise in a mandoline
Place the cucumber in the jar and make sure it is completely covered by the liquid
Close the jar with the lid and let it rest at room temperature for at least 3d to ferment. If you like it more sour, let it rest for up to 1w. The fermented cucumbers are ready
Use them with fish or in a sandwich. Enjoy!
Yield 2 cups