Cindy's Deviled Mice

READY IN: 55mins
YIELD: 16 mice




  • Hard boil the eggs.
  • Gently crack the eggs against a hard surface, then carefully peel off the shells.
  • Slice each egg in half lengthwise. Scoop out the yolks, and put them in a small bowl.
  • Mash the yolks with a fork until they are crumbly.
  • Add mayonnaise and blend.
  • Carefully fill the empty egg whites with yolk mixture.
  • Cover a platter with lettuce leaves, setting a leaf or two aside for garnish.
  • Arrange the egg halves, yolk side down, on the leaves. These are your mice.
  • bodies.
  • To give them each eyes and a nose, pull the pimento out of an olive and cut it into 3 small pieces.
  • Cut 32 thin, lengthwise strips from several of the green olives. Stick two of these strips end to end onto the back end of the mouse to form the tail.
  • Out of the remaining olives, cut 32 small triangular ear pieces.
  • To Garnish.
  • Tear small pieces of lettuce and position in front of the mice's mouths.
  • As a final touch, heap a pile of mouse droppings (chocolate sprinkles) on the platter to re-create an authentically tidy mouse toilette.