Wash and peel the cucumber.
If the cucumber seeds are too big for your liking (when
using outdoor grown cucumbers instead of greenhouse grown)
discard them by cutting the cucumber lengthwise and carving
the seeds with the help of a tablespoon. Cut the cucumber
into thin slices.
Now salt the cut cucumber and stir a little and let rest for
a few minutes.
The cucumber will now let juices which makes it a bit softer
to bite. The longer
the salad stands the softer and more wilted it gets.
Add vinegar, season with pepper, finely chopped garlic and
sugar and stir again letting it rest for a few more minutes.
Just before serving mix the cucumber salad with salad oil OR
add sour cream and stir well.