Gather the ingredients. In a large bowl, toss the cucumbers in 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of salt. Arrange the cucumbers in a single layer on paper towels or clean kitchen towels to allow the salt to draw the moisture out of the cucumbers. Let sit for 90 minutes, then rinse the cucumbers thoroughly.
Gather the ingredients. Kristina Vanni Turn the slow cooker to the sauté setting. Cook the onion and celery in the butter until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Once the vegetables are cooked. Turn off the slow cooker while preparing the next steps.(If your slow cooker does not have a sauté setting, the vegetables can be sautéed on the stovetop and then transferred to the slow cooker.) Kristina Vanni
Gather the ingredients. Cook the potatoes in large pot of boiling salted water until they are tender, about 20 to 30 minutes. Drain the potatoes in a colander, return the potatoes to the dry pot. Shake over low heat for about 1 minute. This helps make the potatoes fluffy as it drives off excess moisture.