makes 8 cucumber cups
1 cucumber cut into roughly 1 1/2 inch pieces crosswise.
about 4 tablespoons of caramelized onions and shallots
chopped chives, 1 – 2 teaspoons plus more for garnish
about 2 tablespoons sour cream
granulated garlic or fresh garlic, to taste
salt, to taste
lemon juice, optional
Scoop out the center of the cucumber cups for the filling using a melon baller. Make sure your cucumber pieces are big enough to leave a base for the cups after you scoop most of the meat out.
For the filling: Combine the caramelized onions and shallots with the sour cream and chives in a bowl. Start with just a little until you have the right onion to sour cream ratio you prefer. Season to taste with garlic, salt and lemon juice.
Spoon the filling into the cucumber cups, top with bacon pieces. These are best chilled a bit for serving.
bacon recipe courtesy of: Jean, Lemons and Anchovies, June 7, 2011