Edna Lewis’ Cucumber Salad

3 cucumbers, peeled
1 tsp. salt
2/3 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. finely cut chervil (parsley or dill)
1/8 tsp. pepper

Slice cucumbers very thin with either a sharp knife or a mandoline. Place slices into a colander set inside a large bowl. Sprinkle them with the salt, stir and put in refrigerator for about one hour. Remove colander from bowl and toss out the liquid released by the cucumbers. Mix the vinegar and sugar together until the sugar dissolves. Add to the cucumbers, sprinkle with chervil, parsley or dill and return to fridge.