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Red Easter Eggs

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How to Make Greek Easter Eggs

1 Packet Greek Red Egg Dye

10- To 12-quart Cooking Pots

8 to 10 quarts water

1 teacup-full boiled water

4 oz. distilled white vinegar

1 tbsp. olive oil

2 dozen large white eggs


Empty 1/2 packet of red dye into a teacup of just-boiled water. Stir until dye is completely dissolved.

Fill a 10qt. cooking pot 3/4 full of water and add about 4 oz. of distilled vinegar. Bring it to a boil.

Add the dissolved dye to the boiling vinegar water. As the mixture reaches a full rolling boil, froth will develop on the surface; skim this froth off before adding your eggs.

Put the desired number of eggs to be colored into the dye mixture and boil as you would normally prepare hard-boiled eggs, usually about 5 minutes.

Remove the eggs from the heat and let them stand in the dye for several more minutes before taking them out of the water.


Use the entire packet of dye instead to achieve a deeper, more brilliant, red color.

Polish each dyed egg with a soft cloth dipped in olive oil to achieve a soft sheen.

Do not overboil your eggs and risk having one explode in the pot.

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