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Make Red Eggs for Greek Easter

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How to Make the Easter Egg dye
Cooking the red Greek Easter Egg dye

Cooking the red Greek Easter Egg dye

Greek Easter Egg Dyeing Picture by deTraci Regula; licensed to About.com
Take the dry onion skins and place in your medium-sized enamel pan. You could make the dye in a larger pot so you can add the eggs directly, but I find it easier to manage in a smaller pot. Add vinegar and water and bring to a boil.

As for quantity, to dye the eggs, I take a gallon-sized plastic bag loosely stuffed with onion skins and put them in the pot with enough water to cover them while keeping them close to each other in the pan. I then add white vinegar, judging mainly by the smell of the vinegar mixed with the water. You should have a strong vinegar smell, but not one that send you for your handkerchief. This is approximately four tablespoons of vinegar to about three cups of water. I bring it all to a boil for a couple of minutes, stirring it as it boils, and then turn it down to a simmer. If you'd like a recipe with more precise measurements, try this Greek Easter Egg Dye recipe from Nancy Gaifyllia.

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