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Coloring Easter Eggs- Armenian Style

How to color Easter eggs, naturally, using onion skins.


  • 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.
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