5tablespoonssugarmay use more or less based on preference
wateras needed for soaking the cucumbers
Wash the cucumbers very well, peel the green skin and slice in rounds.
Place the sliced cucumbers in a bowl of water (cover with water) and add salt. Mix well to combine. Let the cucumbers sit in salted water for about 15 minutes (keep it covered).
Once it's done, mix the contents again, then discard the water used for soaking cucumbers. This step will help to get rid of any bitterness the cucumbers may have. Add more salt if desired.(If using english cucumbers, you may leave the skin if desired and also if you are using cucumbers that have not bitter taste at all, you may skip the soaking step).
Add the sugar also to the bowl, mix well to combine with the salted cucumbers.
You may adjust the amount of sugar based on your preference. Let this mixture sit for another 5 to 10 minutes (another step to help reduce any bitterness).
Once the sugar is dissolved, there will be liquids left in the bowl, which you can discard now.
Transfer the prepared cucumbers to salad serving bowl, add the sour cream and mix well to combine. Also mix in the dill if using.
Serve immediately or chill the creamy cucumber salad in the refrigerator if desired, serve cold for best results!