Perfect Jammy Eggs Recipe

Jammy eggs are the perfect addition to any meal, whether you’re having them for breakfast, adding them to a salad, or enjoying them as a quick snack. With their rich, creamy yolks and firm whites, jammy eggs are a delightful and nutritious treat. This recipe is easy to follow and guarantees perfect results every time.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick and Easy: Ready in just 10 minutes, perfect for busy mornings.
  • Versatile: Great for breakfast, salads, ramen, or as a snack.
  • Nutritious: Packed with protein and healthy fats.
  • Delicious: Creamy yolks with just the right consistency.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 4 large eggs
  • Water (enough to cover the eggs in the pot)
  • Ice (for an ice bath)
  • Salt (optional, for seasoning)
  • Pepper (optional, for seasoning)

How to Make Perfect Jammy Eggs

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Boil the Water: Fill a medium-sized pot with water and bring it to a rolling boil over high heat.
  2. Add the Eggs: Carefully lower the eggs into the boiling water using a spoon. Reduce the heat to medium-high to maintain a gentle boil.
  3. Cook the Eggs: Set a timer for exactly 6 minutes for jammy eggs. Adjust the time slightly for softer or firmer yolks.
  4. Prepare the Ice Bath: While the eggs are cooking, fill a bowl with ice and water to create an ice bath.
  5. Chill the Eggs: Once the timer goes off, immediately transfer the eggs to the ice bath to stop the cooking process. Let them sit for about 3 minutes.
  6. Peel and Serve: Gently tap the eggs on a hard surface to crack the shells, then peel them under running water for easier removal. Slice in half, season with salt and pepper if desired, and enjoy!

Variations and Tips

  • Flavorful Twists: Add a splash of soy sauce or a sprinkle of chili flakes for extra flavor.
  • Different Yolks: For softer yolks, reduce the cooking time to 5 minutes. For firmer yolks, increase to 7 minutes.
  • Serving Ideas: Serve on toast, with avocado, in ramen, or atop salads for a delicious and nutritious meal.

How to Store Jammy Eggs

Store any leftover jammy eggs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. For the best taste and texture, consume them within 2 days. Reheat gently in warm water if desired.

Perfect Jammy Eggs Recipe

Recipe by Rose HernandezCourse: BREAKFASTCuisine: UniversalDifficulty: Easy


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  • 4 large eggs

  • Water (enough to cover the eggs in the pot)

  • Ice (for an ice bath)

  • Salt (optional, for seasoning)

  • Pepper (optional, for seasoning)


  • Boil the Water
  • Add the Eggs
  • Cook the Eggs
  • Prepare the Ice Bath
  • Chill the Eggs
  • Peel and Serve


  • Enjoy your perfect jammy eggs any time of the day with this simple and reliable recipe!

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