1tbsp. sugar 1 cup sour cream 2 tbsp. vinegar 1 tbsp. fresh dill, finely chopped (optional) 1 English cucumber 1½ tsp. salt ½ peeled onion Medium glass or plastic bowl Mandoline or very sharp knife Salad spinner
Step 1 Combine sugar, sour cream and vinegar in a bowl. Add dill if you are using it. Let dressing sit while you prepare the vegetables.
Use mandoline slicer or knife to slice cucumber into very thin slices. Make slices as thin as possible--1/16 of an inch, if possible.
Toss cucumber slices thoroughly with salt and place in colander. Place colander in sink or bowl to catch draining liquid. Allow to drain for 20 minutes.
Cut onion into very thin slices. Add onion to dressing and combine thoroughly.
Rinse cucumber slices thoroughly. Drain them as thoroughly as possible. A salad spinner works well for this step. Add drained cucumbers to dressing and toss very well.
Chill for two hours and serve as side dish or relish with fish, meats or other salads.