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This easy cucumber salad is a spicy dish served at Nine Dragons Restaurant in the China Pavilion at Epcot.
- 2 Kirby cucumbers, about 4 to 5 inches long
- 1/4 Teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 4 Dried red Sichuan peppers
- 1 Cup of white vinegar
- 1 Cup of sugar
Thoroughly wash unpeeled cucumbers and slice into 1/2-inch pieces.
Toss cucumbers with salt in a colander. Place colander over bowl and let stand 20 minutes. Drain cucumbers and pat dry with paper towels.
Heat oil in wok over medium-low heat. Add peppers and stir fry until pepper darkens to deeper red, 3 to 4 minutes.
Add vinegar and sugar; bring to a simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
Pour mixture over drained cucumbers in a medium glass bowl; cover and refrigerate for at least 24 hours.