It’s that time of the year again, and we couldn’t be more excited! This year, we have a new spooky recipe for you which we prepared in collaboration with our Little Foodie: Dragon Eggs. We tried a couple of different ways to make these, but this is the method that worked the best. You’ll need gel food coloring, which you can find at any baking store. We used Wilton’s brand to make the eggs you see in the photo, but you can also try with regular liquid food coloring for this method and it should work just fine.
The first thing you’ll need are hard-boiled eggs. So if you are making these with the kids, you might want to make them ahead so they can go straight to the fun part. We’ll go through the method of hard-boiling eggs in the recipe below, but I’ll give you some tips to make the eggs easier to peel. Personally, I didn’t like making hard-boiled eggs because they are pain to peel, instead of a smooth egg, I would often end up with torn pieces. I discovered through research and testing that there are two ways to make them easy to peel: use week old eggs, and add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to 4 cups of water for cooking them. Fresh eggs are harder to peel!
You can make these in whatever color you want, I tried the Kelly Green color from my Wilton gel colors. The color effect of these eggs is achieved by gently cracking the hard-boiled eggs; we found that by using a small spoon and firmly, giving the shell little taps, we got the best results. If you crack them too much, and a piece falls off or a gap forms, you might get too much food coloring inside and creat a stain of color.
We hope you have fun making these! Check out or Deviled Dragon Eggs post for a recipe you can use with these, or simply peel and enjoy them with a little sprinkling of salt! At home, we like adding a few drops of lime juice, too.
Recipe from Pinterest ideas
resealable plastic bag
- Hard-boil the eggs: Put the eggs in a pot of water, just enough to cover them 1-2 inches over. Add vinegar to the water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Once it comes to a full boil, turn the heat of and put the lid on the pot. Leave the pot over the burner, with the heat turned off. Set your timer for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare an ice bath. Once the 10 minutes are up, drain the water from the eggs and place them in the ice bath to stop the cooking.
- After eggs have cooled down, lightly tap them with a spoon till cracks appear all over. Be gentle as you want the shells cracked but still intact.
- Next, prepare your resealable plastic bag. Use one bag for each color, if you are making different colored eggs. Place about ⅛ of a teaspoon of food coloring into each bag. Put the cracked hardboiled egg inside the bag, and gently massage the food coloring in. Let them sit for 15 minutes inside the bag.
- Remove the eggs from the bag, and let them dry for about 1 hour.
- Rinse the eggs under running water, and you can do either of two things: Pat them dry with a paper towel, and present them with the shells on, so each person can peel to reveal the surprise inside. Or, you can gently peel them yourself and serve them.
Do visit our Deviled Dragon Eggs post to find out how to serve them!
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