Yield: 12 eggs
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 1/2 hours
12 Large Eggs
4 c. Water
4 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tbsp. Salt
Liquid (Unflavored) Food Coloring
- Fill a large pot halfway with water, and then bring to a boil. Very slowly, place 6 eggs into the boiling water. Boil the eggs for 6 minutes exactly.
- Remove the soft-boiled eggs from the boiling water and immediately place into a bowl of ice water. Allow the eggs to rest in the cold water for 10 minutes.
- Repeat steps 1 - 2 with the remaining 6 uncooked eggs.
- In another pot, fill with 2 cups of water, apple cider vinegar and salt. Place on the stove top and set the heat to medium. As soon as the salt has dissolved, take the pot off of the heat and add in 2 cups of very cold water. Now, divide the vinegar water into 4 (sandwich sized) ziploc bags and add in the desired amount of food coloring.
- In the icy cold water, peel the eggs very carefully. Divide the peeled eggs into the 4 ziploc bags with coloring solution. You may need to top up the bags with some additional water to ensure all of the peeled eggs are fully submerged. Carefully press the air out of the baggies and zip closed. Place the egg & solution filled baggies into the refrigerator and leave for 2 hours.
- Remove the eggs from their baggies and rinse. You can now serve the eggs. The eggs will be a beautiful color and taste just like a normal soft-boiled/poached egg.
After snacking on some of the freshly colored soft-boiled eggs, we stored them in a closed container in the refrigerator. The next day, we found the color continued to dye the egg white and looked even cooler when we sliced them open. We also found that there were colorful polka dots where different colored eggs had touched. The kids thought they looked like dinosaur eggs and loved them even more.