Cucumber salad recipes
I have tried a few cucumber salad recipes this morning (all of which say they can be stored for a few months in the fridge) and have a couple of questions:
1. The recipes call for almost twice as much sugar as vinegar. Really? Why?
2. The recipes don't make enough "juice" to cover the salad. Is this how it is supposed to be?
3. I made more "juice" and modified the recipe a bit. I used more vinegar and added some water. Did not change the amount of sugar. Will this affect shelf life?
All of the recipes I tried only had vinegar, sugar, and salt as the liquid. Had varying amounts of each, as well as different vegetable proportions (cucumber, onion, pepper). Biggest question is, can/did I screw this up? As long as I keep refrigerated, will any cucumber salad recipe with vinegar keep a long time? Thanks!
Hope I've provided enough information to help!