If decorating Easter eggs, do it right!
How to boil an egg
If you think a recipe for boiled eggs is carrying things a bit too far, try this method just once, and you’ll be a convert too. It produces tender, non-rubbery whites, just-cooked-through yolks, and never a trace of that ugly green ring that sometimes forms around the yolk from overcooking.
The cold rinse immediately after cooking helps make peeling easier by shrinking the cooked egg white away from the shell. Begin peeling from the large end, at the air cell. The shell should come off in spiral strips, leaving the cooked egg white perfectly intact. Peeling eggs under a thin stream of cold water may help, if you have difficulties.
Save your freshest eggs for other uses, and choose older eggs for boiling. Older eggs are much easier to peel.
Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg
Place the desired number of eggs, in a single layer, in a tall saucepan. Add enough cold water so the eggs are covered by about 1-inch.
Cover pan and quickly bring to a boil. Turn off heat and remove pan from burner, if necessary, to prevent further boiling.
Easter eggs any bunny would be proud to deliver
When Easter is near, your commissary has just about every egg coloring kit you could possibly ask for. But you can still get the job done, even if all you have on hand is a box of food coloring. Just follow these tips for eggs any Easter Bunny would be proud to deliver.
Painting eggs with food colors
In a small glass container, combine 10 drops of one color food coloring, 1/2 teaspoon vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon water. Paint hard cooked eggs with paintbrush or cotton swab.
Pastel marbleized eggs
In a shallow bowl, combine 1/4 cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon vinegar, 1/8 teaspoon oil and 4 – 8 drops Food Color. Gently roll each egg in mixture 30 seconds or until egg is the desired shade; transfer egg to second color mixture and repeat the process. Allow egg to dry completely, wipe away excess oil with paper towel.
Make all the colors of the rainbow, plus a few more
Combine 1/2 cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon vinegar and specified number of food color drops, listed below, in a cup to achieve desired colors. Repeat process for each color. Dip hard–cooked eggs in dye for about 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon, wire egg holder or tongs to add and remove eggs from dye. Allow to dry thoroughly before storing or handling.
- Lime: 24 yellow, 4 green
- Watermelon: 25 red, 2 blue
- Purple: 15 blue, 5 red
- Teal: 15 green, 5 blue
- Maize: 24 yellow, 1 red
- Grape: 17 blue, 3 red
- Jade: 17 green, 3 blue
- Fuchsia: 18 red, 2 blue
- Plum: 10 red, 4 blue
- Jungle Green: 14 green, 6 yellow
- Cantaloupe: 24 yellow, 2 red
- Spearmint: 12 green, 6 yellow, 2 blue
- Raspberry: 14 red, 6 blue
- Orange Sunset: 17 yellow, 3 red
Refrigerate eggs until ready to hide and hunt!