The name of the recipe says it all: cucumbers are quickly pickled in salt and sugar. There’s more sugar than salt in the pickles, but I don’t think “Quick Sugar Pickles” is as tantalizing. These pickles really are quick. Slice up some kirby cucumbers, toss in a 3:1 mix of sugar to salt, wait twenty minutes, eat!
Cucumbers are fresh, crisp and delicious unadorned, but quick pickling them turns them into addictive little coins of goodness! The salty-sweet combination cannot be beat. Mike used to eat cucumbers with sugar when he was little and I always thought the idea was kind of disgusting, but now I know what he’s talking about. Sugar and cucumbers rock!
Make these cucumbers for the pork buns, the chicken & egg oyako-don, or just for a quick snack.