With Easter just around the corner I have the chance to mix two of my favorite hobbies, crafting and cooking! I love decorating hard boiled eggs with sparkly glittery glue and pastel dyes but this year I wanted to try something more boy approved (AKA: less cute more gross!). I gladly welcomed a recipe for Monster Eggs! Slimy, veiny, and revolting, these hard boiled eggs are sure to astound all the children in your life, as well as the adults you know that are really kids at heart!
Hard boiling the eggs....
1: Bring a large pot of water to a boil, gently add in the eggs making sure they are completely submerged. Reduce the temperature to low and let eggs simmer for 10 minutes.
2: Using a slotted spoon, gently transfer the eggs into a large bowl of ice cold water. This step is very important. Let the eggs chill in the ice bath until they have cooled completely.
3: Using a spoon, tap the shells on the eggs being careful not to completely remove the casing. Submerge the crackled eggs in bowls of water dyed with food coloring for 8 hours.
This simple kid approved recipe was really fun for me to do yesterday with my sous chef Jonas, who is 8 and hopes to one day be an artist (He selected which colors we would use, insisting that red would be too gross to eat). He almost couldn't wait the entire 8 hours for the dye to set... but I'm sure he'll be happy with the results when he sees them today!