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Eggs Coloured With Onion Skins

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Place a thin layer of onion skins on the bottom of a medium-sized stock pot. Carefully add a few eggs alternating with onion skins so that the eggs don't touch.
  2. Add cold water and vinegar and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer cooking eggs for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove pot from heat leaving eggs in the pot for an additional 30 minutes. Remove the eggs from the pot and cool. Rub with a bit of vegetable oil to shine them up.
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An easy, old-fashioned way of dyeing eggs, naturally.

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    90 Minutes MIN
  • 12 SERVINGS
Eggs coloured with onion skins

EGGS COLOURED WITH ONION SKINS is an old fashioned way of dyeing eggs naturally.

We’re big fans of this easy, all-natural, old-school process of colouring eggs. The tradition dates back centuries, and probably only lost its charm with the introduction of commercial food colouring. Although the recipe is super simple, I think the results are truly unique and interesting.

Here’s what makes EGGS COLOURED WITH ONION SKINS so perfect:

Ingredients for eggs coloured with onion skins

Going to the market to buy onion skins is always a laugh. It’s quite comical to find yourself standing in the vegetable section of a supermarket rubbing onions to release their skins. It’s also funny when the cashier rings them in and you realize the process costs less than a dollar.

Taking the cooked eggs out of the pot is different each and every time. Sometimes the eggs look burgundy, other times they’re a burnt umbra. One friend said this year’s yield is Tuscan red. Go figure, who knew onions could be so colourful?

Eggs coloured with onion skins

Finally, if you prepare eggs this way I know you’ll be surprised by the taste. The eggs end up taking on a really subtle onion flavour. They’re quite delicious especially when you use them to make egg salad.

Of course you can enjoy these hard boiled eggs just as they are but we have a few suggestions too. Try making this SERBIAN EASTER BREAD or our EGG SALAD. Finally, this eggs are extra delicious when used to create our very popular DEVILED EGGS.

EGGS COLOURED WITH ONION SKINS are a delicious treat for the holidays or any day!

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Eggs Coloured With Onion Skins

Ingredients

  • 1 dozen white eggs
  • 1 grocery produce bag of onion skins
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 12 cups of water

Directions

  1. Place a thin layer of onion skins on the bottom of a medium-sized stock pot. Carefully add a few eggs alternating with onion skins so that the eggs don't touch.
  2. Add cold water and vinegar and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer cooking eggs for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove pot from heat leaving eggs in the pot for an additional 30 minutes. Remove the eggs from the pot and cool. Rub with a bit of vegetable oil to shine them up.

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