Try this creative, all-natural way of decorating Easter eggs!
- Large Pot
- Nude nylon
- White room-temperature eggs
- Room-temperature water
- White distilled vinegar (one tablespoon per egg)
- Cooking oil (any)
- Herbs (cilantro, parsley dill)
- Onion skin (one onion per egg)
- Choose an herb and pick the leaves with the shapes of your choosing.
- Nip the stem off the herb.
- Wet the egg holding the narrow side up.
- Place the leaf on top of the egg. Make sure the leaf sticks as much as possible because this placement will determine the imprint on the eggs.
- Cut the end of the nylon to remove the stitching.
- Grab the egg with the nylon, coving it completely.
- Pull back the slack and twist the nylon as tightly as possible without letting go of the egg.
- Without letting go of the egg, use your middle finger as a hook and wrap the thread around the twisted nylon 20 times.
- Cut the extra nylon and thread.
- Peel off the onion skin and place them in a large pot. Fill 1/5-3/4ths of the pot.
- Carefully add one layer of eggs to the pot, and cover them with some of the onion skin.
- Slowly add water to the pot until the eggs are covered. You can add 1/2-1 inch water.
- Place the pot on the stove, bringing the water to a boil (5-10 minutes).
- Add one tablespoon of vinegar for every egg in the pot to the boiled water.
- Lower the fire to medium heat, and let the pot simmer (15-20 minutes).
- Remove the pot from the stove and check the coloring of the eggs. The eggs should be a dark burgundy. For lighter colors, boil the eggs for less time with less vinegar.
- Place the eggs on a plate. Using scissors, carefully cut the nylon from the eggs.
- Slowly rub the herb leaf off the egg. Use a wet paper towel to wipe the egg.
- Use a paper towel to coat the eggs in oil, covering them completely.
Shushan Darzian is the founder and owner of Ladybugs Catering & Events. Her passion for food, presentation and exquisite detail drive her mission to provide outstanding service for her clients. As a former educator, she is committed to life-longing learning and loves to travel. She resides in Southern California with her husband and two sons.