By Jaimie Johnson, Pampered Chef
Easter eggs are an essential spring tradition. Dyeing eggs (and hunting them) makes a fantastic activity for the whole family. Here are a few basics you’ll need to give everyone a memorable Easter craft project that won’t totally destroy your kitchen. Plus, get some nifty tips on storing your eggs and clever ways to eat them.
1) Place eggs in a large pot with enough cold water to cover the eggs by about 1 inch. Quickly bring water just to a boil. Remove the pot from the heat. Let eggs stand, covered, for 20 minutes.
2) Run cold water over the eggs or place them in ice water until they’re completely cooled. This prevents that ugly greenish ring from forming on your eggs.
Or better yet use an electric pressure cooker like the Pampered Chef Quick Cooker (Custom, 12 minutes, then quick release for a dozen eggs and plunge them in ice water). The added benefit, they peel like a dream!
Egg Dyeing: Classic Solid Colors
Egg-cellent tip: Line a rimmed sheet pan with a few layers of paper towels for drying the dyed eggs. This gives the eggs a flat drying surface, and they won’t roll way.
Egg Dyeing: Tie-Dye Eggs
After you’ve boiled and dyed your eggs here is a fun way you and your grandkids can be creative before you eat them!
Delicious Deviled Egg Filling
In large mixing bowl mash yolks.
Stir in mayonnaise, mustard and vinegar; mix until well blended.
Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
Cook’s Tip: Egg Safety & Storage 1-1-2 to enjoy your hard-boiled eggs safely.