It is best to use a mandoline to slice the cucumbers – you really do want a very soft, curled, liquor-rich cucumber mass. The salt is used to flavour, but also to draw the liquid out of the cucumbers.
It is the sharp, sweet, cleansing tang of this salad’s liquor that will drive you to demolish it in minutes. This is a fantastic Eastern European salad that is used as an accompaniment to heavy meat dishes. The liquor that is produced in the combination of the cucumber juices – sweet,