Tartine aux Concombres (after all, it needed a French name, right?)
2 1/4-inch slices of best-quality French bread
1 Persian cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
freshly ground black pepper
Slather the slices of bread with an ample sufficiency of mayonnaise.
Layer slices of cucumber on top, as if shingling a roof, sprinkle with salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper, and serve.
* If you want to make your tartine a little more special, use homemade mayonnaise. I have posted a recipe for saffron mayonnaise, and all you need to do is eliminate the saffron and you will have wonderful, plain mayo.