Pai Huang Gua (Sichuan Smashed Cucumbers)
Appears in Cook's Illustrated July/August 2017
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
Smashed cucumbers, or pai huang gua, is a Sichuan dish that is typically served with rich, spicy food. We started with English cucumbers, which are nearly seedless and have thin, crisp skins. Placing them in a zipper-lock bag and smashing t...