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Decorating Easter Eggs {With Onion Peel Dye} {Celebrating Our Heritage Series}

Decorating Easter Eggs {With Onion Peel Dye} {Celebrating Our Heritage Series}

Decorating Easter Eggs is a fun tradition celebrated around the world.  Today I'm sharing Grampa's Lithuanian tradition of Decorating Easter Eggs {With Onion Peel Dye}!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 2 dozen eggs
Calories 36kcal
Author Nicole Crocker


  • 1-2 Dozen White eggs
  • Peel from 12 onions +
  • 6 1/2-8 Cups Water
  • 3 Tablespoons White vinegar
  • Olive oil bacon fat or other oil of your choice
  • Pantyhose or cheese cloth for wrapping eggs
  • Twist ties
  • Assortment of leaves such as..baby arugula, parsley, pea shoots or what ever else you think will look cool! Use your imagination!


  • Cut pantyhose in about 3 inch sections. Wrap a leaf or leaves or whatever else you think will make an interesting impression to the egg with the pantyhose. Twist end to hold tight and secure with a twist tie. Repeat and cover all or as many eggs as you would like. Set aside until dye is ready.
  • Bring water, vinegar and onion peels to a boil. Cover reduce heat and let simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  • Once cooled strain liquid out into another container. Discard onion peels and place liquid dye back into your pot. Carefully place your prepared room temperature eggs into the cooled dye. Bring to a slow boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon and place back in egg carton or on a soft surface to cool.
  • Once cool enough to handle remove pantyhose and peel the leaves off.
  • Once completely cooled rub surface with oil to shine.


Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 30mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.4mg