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Test Kitchen tips: Giving a sheen to your Easter eggs

April 6, 2012 |  6:00 am

3eastereggsanacletorappingFor shiny Easter eggs, rub them with a very light coating of vegetable oil after the dye is dried. I learned this tip from a fellow L.A. Times staffer, Anne, who happened to walk by the Test Kitchen last week as we were shooting eggs for our Easter stories running this weekend in the Saturday section. She drizzled a little vegetable oil on a folded paper towel and rubbed it over an egg. The oil gave the dyed egg a glossy sheen.

A little oil goes a long way; a lightly oiled paper towel or cloth should be able to coat at least several eggs. Also, be sure to rub off any extra oil -- too much and the eggs can become very slippery.

So what are you doing with your leftover hard-boiled eggs after Easter? Do you have a special take on deviled eggs or other recipe ideas? We'd love to know! Drop a comment or email food@latimes.com or noelle.carter@latimes.com. We'll be listing some of the ways we cook with hard-boiled eggs in the coming Saturday section and online.

If you have any kitchen tips or questions you'd like me to explore, leave a comment below or shoot me an email at noelle.carter@latimes.com.

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Photo credit: Anacleto Rapping / Los Angeles Times

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