German Easter Eggs (Ostereier)
5 mins (prep 5)
4 ingredients
12 servings
Thought I would share this simple, old-fashioned method for beautiful bright and shiny colored Easter eggs. My mother and German Oma made Easter Eggs this way, ever since I can remember. The eggs can be dyed with store-bought dyes or by boiling the eggs with natural substances such as onion skin, tea, beetroot juice, spinach, nettle roots and leaves, alder or oak bark. Vinegar added to the water makes the colors brighter, and rubbing with either bacon fat or salad oil produces a shine.

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  • 12 hardboiled egg, colored (we dye them in mugs of boiling water with store-bought dye, with a little vinegar added to the water)
  • salad oil, for rubbing


Serving Size (0.0 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 0.0 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.0mg 0.0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0.0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.0mg% Iron 0.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
salad oil