For the naturally colored eggs pictured above , you need:
- 1 kg red onions; for coloring you need the skins only
- 10 eggs, ideally organic
- 2-3 table spoons of white vinegar
- 2-3 table spoons of salt
You can pick flowers and various leaves to add to the eggs so that they leave a nice uncolored shaped on them. If you do that, you also need some cloth and something to tie the cloth.
For the simpler version, just add the onion skins in the pot, put the eggs along with water (about 1 liter) , vinegar and salt. Let it boil for about 30 min at low (so that the eggs’ skin don’t break!). When they are done leave them to cool for a bit in the pot and then put them on a towel to cool down completely. You can put some oil in the hands and then use that to make the eggs shiny (I didn’t).
Plan to visit Greece for Easter (Orthodox Easter). The flowers are in bloom, the food is amazing and the traditions are also interesting.
If you are in Central-Eastern Europe, don’t miss Romania. But head to the country side for interesting traditions and good food. Warning: A LOT of lamb is eaten here for Easter!
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