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I thought you might like this recipe for "Easter eggs".
White uncooked eggs
Brown onion skins
Cloth - size to cover egg
Put onion skins in tepid water to soften and make pliable.
Cover uncooked egg with skins.
Cover with cloth to keep skins in place.
Tie cloth around egg
Hard boil eggs in cloth
Cool to handle - then uncover
Now you have (light) brown goldy eggs, all motley and quite pretty.
This is a recipe from your great great grandmother.
Try it, have fun.
I did as instructed. I used both brown and red onion skins. I used cheese cloth and twist ties to cover eggs. I'm sure that's what my great great grandmother used too. Well, cheese cloth, not green twist ties.
I had to look up how to hard boil eggs again.
Cover the eggs in a pot with cool water. Bring to a boil. Turn off water and let sit for 12 minutes. Worked like a charm. No green yolk!
|the top 2 are the red onion skin, and the bottom 2 are the brown.|