How to naturally dye Easter eggs using onion skins - a wonderful rustic and simple Russian tradition without harmful chemicals. Russian Easter Eggs with Onion Skins (пасхальные яйца)
Optional: Gently rub the eggs with a bit of cooking oil for a nice shine. Keep the eggs refrigerated until you are ready to eat them on Easter morning.
If you are in a hurry, you can place all the ingredients in a saucepan together, allow to boil for about 20 minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon. The color will be more rusty brown than red. If you place cold eggs into the boiling hot water, they will crack. If you place eggs in warm to hot water (warming them up) before placing them in the hot onion water, you will reduce the likelihood of cracked eggs.