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Prep Your Eggs for their Easter Colors

From blowing to boiling, here are instructions on how to get those eggs ready to wear their most colorful coats.

Here at Patch, we know that a great many of you will be boiling eggs this weekend and next week in preparation to celebrate Easter. For those of you who are going to color those eggs, we offered you an option to color those eggs in a marbelized pattern, which we think would work best if you were not going to eat them.

We wanted to give you instructions on how to blow an egg the modern way. You will need a couple tools

  • an egg
  • a bowl
  • a pin or nail
  • a medicine syringe

Wikihow.com has some great instructions on how to do this step-by-step with nails or pins.

Tinkerlab has instructions for doing it with a hand drill and also some cool tips for how to keep the eggs from getting ruined while painting if you are using acrylic paint.

And while we know that the art is the goal for some of you, we are guessing that a large number of you plan to eat the insides of the eggs and are going to hard boil them. It seems like that would be an easy thing to do, but we have some tips that will keep your yolks from turning gray and will help those shells slide right off when the time comes.

A step-by-step video is available on the Food Network site.

There are also step-by-step instructions with photos available by clicking here.


Food Network suggests you start by placing your eggs in cool water in a pan on the stove. Bring that to a boil, turn the heat off, cover the pan and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Their tips say that the active boiling is what turns the yolks gray. Then transfer the eggs to a bowl of cold water.

Eggs that have been in the refrigerator for about a week will be easier to peel than fresh eggs.

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