Cucumber Lily

Slice unpeeled cucumber thinly. Gently fold one cucumber slice around the base of the carrot stick. Fold a second slice around the stick from the other side. These form the lily petals, with the carrot stamen in the center. Fasten with a pick, being careful to watch all four lapped edges of the cucumber as well as piercing the carrot stick.

Wrap flowers lightly in a moistened paper towel and refrigerate until ready to use as a garnish.

From: The Joy of Cooking by Rombauer and Becker

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