Russian Easter Eggs

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
This is the classic Russian/ Ukrainian way of making Easter eggs. I love the different "woodsy" tones from dying in onion peels. These are so easy & fun.
Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $4
Servings: 12 eggs


  • dry outer peels from about 10 yellow onions
  • dozen white eggs.


  1. Place eggs in a bowl with warm water. Eggs are more likely to crack if they are placed in boiling water when they're cold.
  2. Fill a small saucepan about 1/3 with water (or enough to cover the eggs). Add onion peel and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 to 10 minutes until onion peels release their color.
  3. Remove eggs from warm water and place them in the pot, making sure they are fully submerged in water. Add more boiling water if needed. Boil 7 minutes, turning the eggs occasionally.
  4. Remove eggs to a bowl of cold water. Once they are cooled, dry with paper towels and Tada!! You can also rub some oil on the shell to give them a nice shine.