How To Make Cucumber Cups Without Melon Baller
Written By A Special Writer : Your One and Only, Amazing, Awesome Tech – Hardware FOOD Expert and Guru….. Mr. Efrain E. Silva! ( Woot Woot! )
Have you asked it yourself how to do that but not been given an adequate answer in the past? Or maybe you are starting to ask it now? Well, whatever your case may be, I hope to address it. So please be sure to read and enjoy….
Now first of all, I would like to just make a brief mention of this as I think that it is at least somewhat important to note —- 3 – inch size pieces, at least to me, are the ideal shape that you will want to go with in terms of these cucumber cups. Anything bigger or small can be a pain or hassle, or at least start to be so. So stick with 3 inches. Cut those cucumbers down to size, by slicing down in chops, after you have placed each cucumber, one by one, down in a horizontal position on the kitchen cutting – board, assuming of course that you’ve got a nice cutting board that’s been cleaned and sanitized before doing this ( about 7 – 8 chops if it’s a medium – sized type of cucumber, generally speaking… but you should get a basic feel for how thick you would like your own slices to be, of course, no hard and fast rule here, he he eh heh ) . And once you have done that, make sure to then very carefully pick ( if you have not by now, already, of course ) what you would like to put on the top of these cucumber circles.
You could either place the flavoring / toppings on top of each of these rounded cucumber circles. Or you could use a very small knife to shape tiny holes, which are not hard to make and you do not need to go deep in to ( just deep enough to barely make a tiny aperture up at the top and center of each cucumber circle ) and then place whatever you’d like inside the openings. See? You don’t really need to carve stuff out with a baller, in case you do not happen to own one. You can do this yourself by these 2 methods.
In most cases, I have found that I don’t even need to shape out a hole using a knife or other carving tool. I can just place the toppings on top, carefully, and gently, and they stick. I can then place the cucumber pieces, one by one, into cupcake cups or holders. And boom! Easy and done.
In case you’d like an extra tip for how to make the toppings stay on the cucumber, my secret for you would be this : put hummus, or butter spread, right at the tip of the piece, and then put whatever’s going on top of that just above it.