Breakfast Mice

"A cute variation of the deviled egg to serve to the kids. Can also be a great food to serve for breakfast (hence the name), a themed party or Halloween. By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine."
photo by Mia in Germany photo by Mia in Germany
photo by Mia in Germany
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  • Gently scoop egg yolks into small bowl.
  • Mash yolks, mayonnaise and salt until smooth.
  • Spoon yolk mixture back into egg halves.(Do not heap).
  • Place 2 halves, cut side down, on each serving plate. (on top of lettuce or spinach leaves if using)
  • Cut two tiny slits near the narrow end of each egg half; position 2 radish slices on (or into) each half for ears.
  • Use the root end of each radish to form tails.
  • Push raisins (or currants) into each egg half to form eyes.
  • Place small pile of cheese in front of each mouse.

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  1. This really was cute! Since my eggs were so small, I used dried chokeberries (aronia) which are tiny enough for the eyes. Thanks for sharing this fun recipe!<br/>Made for Choose Your Event Party Tag Game of the diabetes forum for Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day.
  2. These were so cute! I omitted the salt and used black pepper and paprika in the yolk mixture instead. I also used dried cranberries for the eyes and nose. Since I was serving on a white dish, I used the lettuce, and it set off the mice wonderfully. Thanks for a keeper!


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