2 cucumbers peeled
2 flakes garlic, sliced
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon groundnut oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil (optional)
-Cut the cucumbers into lengthwise strips and remove the seeds.
-Place the cucumbers in a glass bowl and sprinkle salt over them. Let stand at room temperature for 3-4 hours.
-Rinse the cucumber pieces and drain well.
-Return the cucumbers to the glass bowl.
-Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix lightly. Pour over the cucumbers and refrigerate.