Thinly slice the cucumbers or use a mandolin grater, then salt and set aside for 15 minutes.
In a bowl, combine a cup of water with the vinegar, crushed garlic and sugar, mixing until the sugar is fully dissolved.
Squeeze the excess juice from the cucumber slices by hand, then discard the resulting liquid and place the cucumbers in the vinegar mixture. Let it rest in the fridge for 15 minutes to allow the flavours to come together.
Sprinkle with paprika and black pepper before serving. You can also add a spoonful of sour cream.