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!
Step 1: Gather ingredients
3 glasses or cups PER COLOR, each holding 1-1 1/2 cups of water (I used plastic cups)
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
Food coloring (I used liquid)