Cucumber snake

    The cheese and pickle hedgehog is a retro party classic – for a fresh take why not try this tasty culinary creature?

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    Makes: 1 snake

    • 1 cucumber – even better if it has a bend in it!
    • 4 slices wafer thin Parma or Argyll ham or Bresaola beef
    • 150g Lanark Blue or Roquefort cheese
    • 1 (454g) jar Garner's Sweet Pickled Baby Onions, drained
    • 1 red pepper

    Prep:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Rinse and dry cucumber. Cut a thin slice off one side to create a flat base. Mark skin with a canelling knife if wished.
    2. Thread cocktail sticks with a Garner's Sweet Pickled Baby Onion and a nugget of cheese, weave on a sliver of ham and finish with another onion.
    3. Jab completed sticks into the cucumber in two wavy ‘tramlines’ up the centre from end to end.
    4. Use a small vegetable knife to shape a mouth at one end and push in a piece of red bell pepper shaped as a forked tongue to complete the snake.


    You can add more features to your snake if you wish – what about two pickled onion eyes or use some star anise, let your imagination run wild!

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