One can only guess that the name of these cheesy ‘mouse traps’ originated from the idea that even the smallest creature lurking in the house would be tempted by these.
What ingredients do I need?
Tasty or Colby cheese
Small bunch of Parsley
Packet of onion soup mix (if you don’t have access to any onion soup mix you could try this alternative here on My Recipes)
Salt and Pepper
A loaf of ciabatta.
What type of relish do I need?
It doesn’t matter. The relish is to add sweetness and flavour.
I like to use tomato relish or a balsamic onion relish. But truly you choose what is open in the fridge.
What type of Bread should I use?
I like to use thickly sliced ciabatta bread. Or ciabatta buns cut in half.
Or simply a robust loaf of bread sliced into big chunks.
If you are using sliced toast bread I would recommend toasting the bread first to avoid the bread going soggy on the bottom.
How do I cook the mousetraps?
Once you have loaded the bread with the mousetrap topping place on an oven tray and slide under your grill/broiler.
Cook on a low setting checking regularly to make sure they do not burn.
Enjoy these dunked in some homemade soup or by themselves.
Tasty Toasted Cheese Mousetraps
- 1 egg
- 1 packet onion soup mix (see alternative in blog post)
- 200 grams grated cheese (choose a flavoursome cheese like tasty or Colby)
- 1 finely chopped tomato
- 1 dollop relish
- ½ tsp cayenne powder
- pepper and salt
- chopped parsley (a small handful)
- 1 loaf of ciabatta bread
- Heat the grill (broiler) on a low setting.
- Prepare the cheese, tomato and parsley.
- Place all the ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix together.
- Cut you loaf of ciabatta bread into 3cm (inch) slices.
- Arrange the bread onto a baking tray and top with the mousetrap mixture.
- Grill (broil) the mousetraps for 3-5 minutes until the cheese mixture is bubbly and golden.
- Enjoy on their own or dipped into a big bowl of home-made soup.