Look for cucumbers
that are narrow, such as telegraph, seedless hothouse, and Japanese cucumbers
, so that the cups will be only I or 2 bites.
- If the cucumbers are waxed, peel them.
- Cut each crosswise into five 3cm pieces.
- With a small melon baller, carefully scoop out the insides of each piece, leaving a ½ cm border around the edge and a ½ cm base on the bottom.
- The cucumber cups may be prepared up to 4 hours in advance, arranged on damp paper towels, tightly covered, and refrigerated.