This cucumber pickle is one of those essential recipes to have ready made in the fridge. It is so versatile as it is perfect with roast or barbecue meats, delicious in burgers, a great addition to sandwiches( I particularly like to add some of this pickle to roast chicken and plenty of mayo!) actually I would even eat this straight from the jar. It keeps perfectly well for weeks in the fridge. I picked up some kilner jars in Ikea for only €1.19. If you were making this pickle to give as a gift the kilner jar makes it look extra special.
500g thinly sliced unpeeled cucumbers
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
175g (6oz) sugar
1 level tablespoon salt
120ml (4 fl oz) cider vinegar
1 teaspoon finely chopped fennel (optional)
- Put the slices of cucumber, onion and fennel into a large bowl. Mix the sugar, salt and vinegar together and pour over the cucumber and onion.
- Cover tightly and store place in the fridge. Leave for at least 4-5 hours or overnight before using.
- Keeps for weeks in the fridge.