So much for those traditional Easter egg-dyeing kits that leave you with a bunch of pretty eggs that you don’t know what to do with after Easter is over. This year, step up your game with one of these methods to make beautiful eggs that you can enjoy eating once you’ve had enough of looking at them.
These hard-boiled eggs, a traditional Chinese street food, acquire their spiderweb pattern by gently cracking their shells and steeping them in black tea and soy sauce.
A colorful spin on the traditional brown tea eggs above, these eggs are made using the same method of cracking the shells and leaving them intact, but they are soaked in food coloring to give them their vibrant colors.
Put your onion skins to good use by making this unconventional version of a golden egg. Almost as easy as hard-boiling eggs, you simply wrap the egg in an onion skin and secure it with a cloth and rubber band before cooking.
4. Pickled eggs
Pickled eggs are surprisingly delicious, especially with the addition of beet juice to the pickling liquid. You can use other ingredients, such as curry powder, to achieve different colors and flavors.
If you’re feeling ambitious this Easter, try making these elegant chocolate-filled eggshells. They are especially pretty if you take the extra step of dyeing the eggshells first, and though they do take some time and patience, they are sure to impress at any social gathering.