Pickled Cucumbers

Location: Cradley Heath
Era: 1980 Onwards

“You know it’s Christmas or New Years Eve when the pickled cucumbers are on the buffet, something my Nan always did. We lost her recently and so we carry on the tradition for her. It’s nothing fancy – thinly sliced cucumber in malt vinegar. They go a bit slimy and translucent and it’s heaven. I’ve recently learned that they serve it alongside meatballs and mashed potato in Sweden as a culinary delight.”
Catherine Beard


  • One whole cucumber
  • Malt vinegar


Thinly slice your cucumber and put into a bowl. You can remove the skin if you prefer.

Pour over malt vinegar to cover.

Stir every now and then to evenly pickle.

Make this at least one hour before serving.