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Jammy Soft-Boiled Eggs

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If you know me, you know I have a love for soft-boiled eggs. I love them on a simple piece of toast, in a bowl of ramen, in egg salad sandwiches, on salads, on top of avocado toast topped with truffle salt — the list goes on! The soft yolk is spreadable and has a jammy texture. All you need is a little salt and pepper on top for the perfect bite. The perfect Jammy Soft-Boiled Eggs are in your near future with this easy recipe!

Jammy Soft-Boiled Eggs are so perfect, they seem like they would be difficult to make, but they are so easy to prepare. Making the perfect jammy eggs only requires a pot of boiling water, a bowl of ice water, and a spoon.

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How to Make Jammy Soft-Boiled Eggs

One of the most important things to note about boiling eggs is that the eggs need to be at room temperature. If the eggs are cold and right out of the fridge, they will crack when lowered into the hot water. If you don’t have time to let your eggs get to room temperature on their own, fill a bowl with warm water (not hot) and let them sit in the water for a few minutes to expedite the temperature change.

To make the eggs, you will first fill a sauce pan or small pot with water.  Wait a few minutes as you bring the water to a boil on medium heat.  Then, using tongs or a slotted spoon, carefully lower the eggs in the water and cook for 7 minutes.  You will want to lower the heat so that the water simmers. Most importantly, set a timer for 7 minutes to be exact. Every minute counts when you boil eggs!

As the eggs cook on the stovetop, fill a bowl with cold water and ice.  The bowl of ice water will stop the eggs from cooking and will preserve the soft yolk. Once the timer pings, use the tongs or spoon to remove the eggs from the pot and place them in the bowl of ice water to cool.  Let the eggs sit in the ice water for a few minutes before you peel them.

Using a spoon, lightly tap each egg to crack the shell.  The shell should easily peel off once the egg is cooled.  

How to Enjoy 7-Minute Eggs

There are endless ways to enjoy 7-minute eggs. I personally love to chop the eggs and toss them with Kewpie mayo when preparing an egg salad sandwich. You can also prepare them with a simple piece of toast and top with fresh cracked pepper and Maldon Sea Salt Flakes. They are especially delicious as an added source of protein in a salad, including the Salmon Niçoise salad pictured below.

You can store Jammy Soft-Boiled Eggs in an air tight container for 2 days. Here are some containers I recommend: OXO Pop Containers, Glass Meal Prep Containers, Glass Food Containers.

If you try these eggs, please tell me how you like them in the comments below!

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Jammy Soft-Boiled Eggs

  • Author: Kathleen Higashiyama
  • Prep Time: 8
  • Cook Time: 7
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Sides

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Jammy Soft-Boiled Eggs are so perfect, they seem like they would be difficult to make, but they are so easy to prepare. Making the perfect jammy eggs only requires a pot of boiling water, a bowl of ice water, and a spoon.


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Ingredients

  • 6 eggs, at room temperature
  • Ice
  • Water

Instructions

Fill a sauce pan or small pot halfway with water.  Bring the water to a boil on medium heat.  Using tongs or a slotted spoon, carefully lower the eggs in the water and cook for 7 minutes.  Lower the heat so that the water simmers.  Set a timer for 7 minutes to be exact. 

As the eggs cook, fill a medium size bowl with cold water and ice.  Once the timer goes off, use the tongs or spoon to remove the eggs from the pot and carefully place them in the bowl of ice water to cool.  Let the eggs sit in the ice water for at least 3-5 minutes.

Using a spoon, lightly tap each egg to crack the shell.  The shell should easily peel off once the egg is cooled.  

Jammy Soft-Boiled Eggs can be stored in an air-tight container up to 2 days.


Keywords: Eggs, soft boiled eggs, jammy eggs, 7-minute eggs, soft eggs, breakfast eggs, egg salad

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1 Comment

  1. Alec Totto
    March 30, 2020 / 11:52 am

    Had these eggs, they are delicious on toast and in Japanese egg salad sandwiches.

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