It’s never too early to start planning for Easter – arranging baskets of treats for the children, baking plenty of chorag, your favorite lavash, making paklava, and most important, coloring hard-cooked eggs with onion skins, the Armenian way!
(Did you know Armenians have a traditional way of cracking Easter eggs? Click here to find out more.)
Special Note: You must start gathering onion skins now – gather as many as you can because the more you have, the more intense the color will be.
How to color Easter eggs Armenian style:
It’s very easy; start with white-shelled eggs. Hard cook eggs as you normally do, but add the onion skins to the water before you start the cooking process. Onion skins make a great natural Easter egg dye!
Need help with hard-cooking eggs? Just follow these simple steps:
Coloring Easter Eggs- Armenian Style
- 1 dozen white-shelled eggs
- onion skins (A lot! Start saving them weeks ahead of time.)
How to Hard-Boil the Eggs:
- Remove eggs from the refrigeratore about 20 minutes before cooking.
- Gently place eggs in a deep pot. Add enough water to come one inch above the eggs. (Add onion skins now if you’re coloring eggs for Easter.)
- Cook on high heat until water comes to a boil.
- Immediately remove pot from heat and cover the pot. Allow the eggs stand in the hot water for 15 minutes. Discard the onion skins, if used.
- Remove the eggs from the hot water and cool them immediately in a bowl of ice-cold water fro about 5-10 minutes. (This stops any further cooking, makes eggs easier to peel, and helps prevent a greenish ring from forming around the yolk.)
- Remove eggs from the water, pat them dry, and refrigerate them until serving time.