Step One from Kimchi Craze: How to Pickle Almost Anything, Kimchi Style (Slideshow)

Kimchi Craze: How to Pickle Almost Anything, Kimchi Style (Slideshow)

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Jane Bruce

Step One

Take five Kirby cucumbers, cut in half lengthwise, and deseed.

Jane Bruce

Step Two

Slice ¼-inch thick and heavily salt them. Let sit for 15 minutes.

Jane Bruce

Step Three

Meanwhile, mince three cloves of garlic.

Jane Bruce

Step Four

With three regular paper towels, squeeze the moisture out of the cucumbers.

Jane Bruce

Step Five

Toss with garlic. Add in ½ cup white-wine vinegar.

Jane Bruce

Step Six

Add in 2/3 cup Korean chili powder. "The trick is the Korean chili powder, it adds something special," Jesse Schenker said.

Jane Bruce

Step Seven

Toss in ½ cup sugar and ½ cup salt. Let it macerate for at least 30 minutes.

Jane Bruce

Step Eight

Serve.

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Kimchi Craze: How to Pickle Almost Anything, Kimchi Style (Slideshow)