Peel cucumbers if they have been waxed, then trim their ends and cut them in half the long way. Scoop out seeds with a teaspoon. Sprinkle each half with about 1/4 teaspoon of salt, then place them in a colander. Let drain for about 30 minutes.
How do you drain the liquid from a cucumber?
InstructionsLayer cucumber slices in the bottom of a colander, and sprinkle a generous pinch of salt over them.Place another layer of cucumbers over the first layer, and salt again. Let cucumbers sit for one hour with the colander over a bowl to catch liquid, or set the colander in your kitchen sink. •Jun 2, 2020
How do you keep cucumbers crunchy?
Cucumbers are approximately 96 percent water so removing some of the excess water will help give them a crisp texture. Sprinkle the cucumbers with a little salt. Fill a sealable bag half full of ice; then fill the remainder with water and seal tightly.
Why do cucumbers get watery?
All parts of a cucumber are naturally full of water. However, the seeds contain the most liquid. The watery flesh surrounding each seed can quickly turn your cucumber salad into a flavorless, runny mess.
What can I do with surplus cucumbers?
What to do With Extra CucumbersSlice them and eat them (plain or sprinkled with dill)Cucumber sandwiches with toasted bread, cream cheese, cucumber slices, and dill.Cucumber salad (lots of varieties you can make)Sliced cucumbers in a green salad.