Dairy Farmers of Canada

Egg Mice

Our dietitians' favourite

This is the Egg Mice recipe.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 10 min
Yields 4 Servings
egg mice


  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 Canadian cheese strings cut into 1/2 inch (1 cm) pieces
  • 2 pitted black olives
  • 4 red grapes or sliced almonds
  • 8 fresh chives
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In a small saucepan with a lid add eggs and enough cold water to cover. Bring to a rolling boil, turn heat off and cover. Let eggs sit in the hot water for 10 minutes and run eggs under cold water until cool enough to handle. Peel and slice the eggs in half lengthwise.

Meanwhile cut small pieces of olives for the mice's eyes, and slice grapes for the ears.

To assemble, arrange eggs cut side down in a circle on a platter. Using a wooden skewer, poke a hole where the eyes will go and place 2 small pieces of olives in divert, pierce two slits on top where the ears will go and insert sliced grapes, add a chive tail to complete. Repeat with remaining halves. Mound cheese strings in the centre of the platter. Enjoy


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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 115 Calories
Protein: 8 g
Carbohydrate: 1 g
Fat: 9 g
Fibre: 0.1 g
Sodium: 156 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 14 % / 150 mg
Phosphorus: 12 %
Riboflavin: 11 %
Vitamin B12: 22 %
Zinc: 9 %