Kokina Avga (Easter Eggs)

Course : Greek
Serves: 1
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Ingredients:

4 large uncooked eggs
2 tablespoons water
3/4 cup vinegar
5 dashes red food dye or coloring
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 package a few cotton balls
 

Preparation / Directions:

One of the nicest Greek customs is the use of red eggs for the Easter celebration. It is unthinkable to set an Easter table without these eggs, for they add to the celebration and happy atmosphere. To prepare: Carefully wash and dry each egg. Set a large pot of water to boil. Add a red dye or food coloring and 3/4 cup of vinegar to the water, and boil for a few minutes. Slowly lower the eggs into the pot, and when the water comes to a boil, lower the heat. Let eggs simmer for 15 min., then remove them carefully from the pot. If you plan to cook more eggs, add an additional 2 tbs. vinegar to the water. Wipe cooked eggs with an oil-soaked cotton ball, then wipe each egg with a clean dry cloth. Place on a platter. Serve cold.


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