Mouse crab snacks on the New Year’s table! It is now a fashion tradition to cook salads and snacks in the form of the upcoming symbol of the year on the New Year’s table. But at the same time I do not want to experiment with new ingredients. I suggest trying to make a salad with crab sticks in the shape of mice.


1.Prepare the indicated products according to the list. Crab sticks (put one crab stick whole to the side) should be slightly frozen and grated on a fine grater. If they are rubbed poorly, then cut very finely. They rubbed me badly, so I rubbed part, part very finely cut. Put 1/3 of the grated crab sticks aside, put the rest in a deep bowl.

2.Add cream cheese to chopped crab sticks. Cream cheese can be replaced with melted cheese, but it will also need to be grated on a fine grater (pre-freeze a little to make it easier to rub).

Peel the boiled and chilled eggs and grate on a fine grater. Add chopped eggs in a bowl to previously prepared ingredients.

Peel the garlic cloves and pass through the press, add to the salad. Grate hard cheese on a fine grater and also add to a bowl and mix. Try on salt, salt if necessary. Put the prepared mass in the refrigerator for half an hour. It will cool and it will be easier to make mice out of it.

Cut thin strips from the crab stick – these will be the ponytails of the mice. Wash the fresh radish and thinly cut into circles, then cut in half – these will be the ears of the mouse. Black pepper peas will mimic the nose and eyes. Just do not forget to warn everyone about this so that they do not eat with the mice! Divide the mass into 7 – 9 parts, roll a ball from each and give the shape of a pear. Roll each billet in deferred crab shavings.

  1. To each mouse insert ears of radish, eyes of black pepper and ponytails of crab sticks. Put prepared mice on a beautiful dish, put pieces of cheese and can be served.

It is a very good tradition to decorate the New Year’s table not only with festive decor, but also with original dishes. Mistresses can show their culinary talent and rich imagination, coming up with dishes of different composition and appearance, and for all guests and households this table will be remembered for many years.
The crab salad in the form of mice is very simple in composition, and making animals out of it will not be difficult. Therefore, I propose to include this snack in the menu of the festive table for the New Year 2020!