My mother-in-law, Betty Zalmanek, is famous for her cucumber salad. Her kids ask her to bring it to every family gathering.
2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced thin
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sugar
Pepper as desired
1/2 cup vinegar
1 onion, sliced thin (optional)
Salt the cucumbers and set aside for 1 to 2 hours.
Mix remaining ingredients. Rinse cucumbers and add them to the mayonnaise and vinegar mixture. Use onions according to your liking for them, or omit them altogether.