COLUMBUS — As a staple in many family recipes and seasonal baskets, eggs are often the centerpiece of Easter celebrations. Ahead of the holiday, Ohio egg farmers are pleased to offer their favorite recipes, egg dyeing strategies, and food safety tips for a memorable Easter.
“The Easter season is an exciting time for families and Ohio egg farmers alike,” said Jim Chakeres, Ohio Poultry Association executive vice president. “During this time of year, we are excited to offer Ohioans high-quality, nutritious, and safe eggs, as we continue to do so throughout the year. We hope that the recipes, tips, and ideas we share will help create a memorable Easter holiday for families around the state.”
Creating Easter memories is easy with these unique egg-dyeing techniques. Guaranteed to be fun, these crafts can be done with ingredients found around the house!
Rice Eggs: Use food coloring, vinegar, rice, and sandwich bags to make interesting, textured designs on Easter eggs.
Tie-Dye Eggs: Add a splash of color to Easter baskets with groovy, DIY tie-dye eggs.
Color-Blocked Eggs: A creative craft for kids and parents to enjoy together, these unique eggs can be made using a few ingredients and household items.
Whether preparing an Easter spread or a dish for a small get-together, it is important to keep eggs in the refrigerator when they aren’t being used and never leave eggs out for longer than two hours.
For those opting to skip the cooking this Easter holiday, Ohio’s egg farmers are selecting two lucky winners to receive a $250 restaurant gift card for Easter brunch. To enter for a chance to win, visit @OhioEggandPoultry on Facebook or @ohiopoultry on Instagram to enter through April 11.
Ohio is ranked No. 2 in the nation for egg farming, producing more than 10 billion eggs each year, and is responsible for the creation of 14,438 jobs and $559 million in annual earnings. On Ohio egg farms, egg safety is a top priority and Ohio egg farmers are proud to work 365 days a year to provide Ohio families with safe, wholesome eggs.
For these and more Easter tips and recipe ideas, visit www.ohioeggs.com.