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Ombre Hard Boiled Eggs

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Disclaimer: if you have a problem with food dyes, this post isn't for you. 

The eggs in the pictures are PEELED hard boiled eggs, pretty cool right? I essentially color them the same way as the ones in the shell. I've done it before in this 'ible http://www.instructables.com/id/Shasha-Deviled-Eggs-in-pretty-colors/ this time using an ombre effect that would make any spring or Easter table look beautiful. 

They're simple to make and would be a fun project for kids. It's easy to get any colors you like using different amounts of food color.

Once you're done admiring them you can use them any other way you'd use hard boiled eggs. I served them like my other 'ible making pretty Deviled eggs which I make for dinner frequently (and if my father is nearby there are always some that never see the dinner table). I think the pink and blue ones would look great at a baby shower. I chose yellow and green for Easter, you could do red and dark green at Christmas, etc. etc. 

The ombre eggs make a gorgeous egg salad, and taste just fine with a little salt and pepper, if you love plain hard-boiled eggs. 

There's no reason you can't make the same eggs with the shells on if you prefer. 

I think I most enjoyed this project because the pretty pastels make me think spring is finally here. Hopefully these ombre eggs can brighten your spring table too, enjoy! 





 
 
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Step 1: Gather ingredients

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You'll need:

For dyeing: 
3 glasses or cups PER COLOR, each holding 1-1 1/2 cups of water (I used plastic cups) 
plastic spoons
plastic bottle caps from water bottles, or other bottles with caps, that can hold the eggs upright
newspaper- to contain any spills
paper towels and wax paper- to dry and hold the eggs
Optional, disposable gloves ensure your fingers don't get dyed

For the eggs:
Amount of eggs you desire 
White vinegar 
Water
Food coloring (I used liquid) 

fiberartsy3 months ago

love those!

torchbearer3 months ago
so cute;i love that!
sabu.dawdy3 months ago

sooo cuteeee

bobcatsteph3 (author)  sabu.dawdy3 months ago

Totally agree! Thanks!

They are so lovely :)

bobcatsteph3 (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya3 months ago

Thank you!

Oo beautiful. Can you imagine these at an Easter buffet and or an Easter celebration at church where people bring baskets of Easter food to get blessed?

Now that would be a show stopper. :)

bobcatsteph3 (author)  Treasure Tabby3 months ago

That's definitely my intention! Thanks!

mikeasaurus3 months ago

Wow, these look great!

bobcatsteph3 (author)  mikeasaurus3 months ago

Thanks!

davidandora3 months ago

I love these! Did you use the neon dye you have pictured? I really like the results! Thanks for sharing!

bobcatsteph3 (author)  davidandora3 months ago

Thanks! The pink, blue, & green are from the Neon colors, yellow came from the regular colors box.

samalert3 months ago

Those pink ones are soo lovely. Art work of a creative mind.

bobcatsteph3 (author)  samalert3 months ago

Thanks, I had a hard time narrowing down colors I liked them so much.

These are so pretty, I would feel bad about eating them!

Was kind of hard, BUT I love my deviled eggs! Thanks for the comment.

chiefjudge093 months ago
Some confusion with the wording. You say the pics are of UNPEELED eggs, but they are in fact peeled and free of their shells. It may be cultural semantics but was confusing before the pics loaded up. Otherwise Good write up, and nice eggs.
bobcatsteph3 (author)  chiefjudge093 months ago

my stupid brain, fixed, thanks!