Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Natural Egg Dye

These eggs, and another 7 were all boiled in a pot with the papery skin of one medium yellow onion!!

 A customer at the antique mall this week mentioned that this is how he and his wife know if an egg in the fridge is hard boiled.
 I was making potato salad and it seemed like the perfect time to try it out.  Voila! I love them and their slight variations and natural stripes.
My granddaughter Eva was equally amazed ... now I just need to try it with red onion skins.  I have to admit that boiling the coloring agent with the eggs was super easy!  Does anyone know other natural dyes that would work for eggs?


  1. It's not a natural dye, but moms on Pinterest are using unsweetened vinegar required. Beet juice would work.

  2. So glad to see you trying the onion skin way of dying eggs. I haven't tried it yet but an so interested in doing so.

  3. The Better Homes and Gardens website has a few ideas. Red onions make jade green eggs??? Mimi