Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Are You Ready for Easter?

It’s never too early to start planning for Easter – arranging baskets of treats for the children, baking plenty of chorag,  your favorite lavash, making paklava, and most important, coloring hard-cooked eggs with onion skins, the Armenian way!
(Did you know Armenians have a traditional way of cracking Easter eggs? Click here to find out more.)
Egg shells colored by onion skins! Photo by Marash Girl

Special Note: You must start gathering onion skins now – gather as many as you can because the more you have, the more intense the color will be.

Here’s what to do to color Easter eggs Armenian style – it’s very easy:

Start with white-shelled eggs.

Hard cook eggs as you normally do, but add the onion skins to the water before you start the cooking process.

Need help with hard-cooking eggs? Just follow these steps:

1. Gently place eggs in a deep pot.

2. Add enough water to come one inch above the eggs. (Add onion skins now if you’re coloring eggs for Easter.)

3. Cook over high heat until water comes to a boil.

4. Immediately cover the pot and remove it from the heat.

5. Let the eggs stand in the hot water for 15 minutes.

6. Discard the onion skins, if used.

7. Remove the eggs from the hot water and cool them immediately in a bowl of cold water. (This stops any further cooking, makes eggs easier to peel, and helps prevent a greenish ring from forming around the yolk.)

8. Pat the eggs dry, and refrigerate them until serving time.

1 comment:

  1. How many onion skins minimum Robyn? I always forget. It seems like Mom collected them all winter from the geeragours!