Set up the cutting board and place the cucumber on top of the cutting board.
Slice about an inch to an inch and half off the edge of each end of the cucumber.
Slice off about a fourth of the side of the cucumber. Set the bigger half aside.
Slice off small right triangles at the bottom of the cucumber as pictured.
Now cut the cucumber to a point at the top and slice strips off each side of the cucumber slightly rounding the cuts as pictured.
Make the edges of the inside of the cucumber smooth and now the inside of the cucumber should now have flat bottom edges with a valley in the center.
Cut out the seeds out of the center of the cucumber.
Cut 4 parallel lines through the skin of the cucumber and remove the skin between the 1st and 2nd and the 3rd and 4th lines as pictured.
Now cut three small oval holes on each side of the cucumber equally spread out the holes.
Now cut 2 small triangles out of each side without cutting into the holes.
The final product should look as pictured.
- 2-3 Cucumbers for multiple leaves
- 1 Cutting board
- 1 Paring knife