Posted by: Sylvia, aka Shucky | April 6, 2011

In Time For Easter!

Onion Skin Eggs

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Unlike traditional egg-dyeing, these eggs are not pre-boiled before coloring.Rather, the cooking and dyeing process happens all at once.

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You’ll need the skins of at least 8 to 10 onions for every dozen eggs. (The onions themselves should then be used sooner than later.)

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In addition to the onion skins, which will color the eggs nicely by themselves, you can also collect leaves, flower petals, leafy herbs, uncooked rice, etc. to leave impressions against the outside of the eggs.

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You’ll also need cloth to wrap the eggs with: for a couple dozen eggs, say a yard or two of inexpensive muslin or other white fabric. Cut it into large squares and build your egg on top. To tie the eggs, lightly colored yarn or kitchen twine works well. Make sure to wrap yours up distinctively so that it will be easily recognizable once they all head into the pot.

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Boil for 10 to 12 minutes to set the colors and cook the eggs. Then unwrap them and see how they turned out!

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