Whether layered on toast for breakfast, dropped in a noodle bowl for dinner, or as a quick bite with salt and pepper, Jammy Eggs are a must for upleveling your dish. This easy recipe and tutorial will have you making (and peeling) the perfect soft, runny, jammy eggs every time.
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In the past few years, it seems like jammy eggs have become the new darling of egg styles. Suddenly everywhere, from topping avocado toasts, to dropping into Pho noodle bowls, to sitting on the side of salads, social media and restaurants alike have fallen for them, and I must admit, so have I. But just what is a “jammy egg”?
A jammy egg is a boiled egg which falls somewhere between a soft boiled egg and a hard boiled egg. The egg white is perfectly set, but the yolk is smack in the middle between runny and hard, hitting that soft, sticky, not quite runny, jam-like consistency.
How To Make The Perfect Jammy Egg
I am so happy to say, that making the perfect jammy egg, is EASY, It just takes a few simple steps and you are done, having the best, beautiful sticky-yolked eggs for immediate gratification, or ready in the fridge to uplevel your next meal. Here’s how to make them:
First, remove the eggs from the refrigerator. It is important to let them warm up before using them, so that they are less likely to crack.
Next, bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Make sure that there is enough room in your pan for the eggs, so that they are not crowded and bouncing off of each other when boiling.
When the water is ready and boiling, turn down the heat to stop the rapid boil, and add the eggs gently, one at a time, with a slotted spoon. This will help reduce the chance of the eggs cracking. Once added, turn the water back up to a full boil.
Set a timer and boil the eggs for 6 1/2 minutes. While they are boiling, make an ice-water bath that can cover all of the eggs.
When the timer goes off, turn off the heat and remove the eggs immediately and place them in the ice-water bath to stop them cooking and make them easier to peel. Cool them in the bath for 3 minutes. Then remove them and peel.
To peel the eggs, gently tap the bottom of the egg for easiest peeling. Tap and peel, the shell should slide off of the egg easily. Make sure you don’t squeeze the egg too tightly, remember, the inside is squishy and jammy-soft.
Once peeled, slice the eggs in half, and marvel at the beauty of that gorgeous yolk!
Tips & Tricks
Here are a few things that might help:
- Make sure you remove the eggs from the refrigerator, so they warm up before adding them to boiling water.
- Turn down the heat, to stop the rapid boil, before adding the eggs to the water. Then turn back up to boil, after they are submerged.
- Add the eggs, gently, one at a time with a slotted spoon.
- Make sure there is enough room in the pan, so the eggs are not cramped and banging together when boiling.
- Set a timer so you are precise.
- When the timer goes off, immediately add the eggs to an ice water bath to stop the cooking and to aid in the peeling process.
How To Store Jammy Eggs
The eggs can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. While fresh is always best, these eggs will keep, and keep looking the same, for days!
More Egg Recipes To Try
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RECIPE: Jammy Eggs
1 – 6 SERVINGS
|1 - 6 Large Eggs