Jammy eggs are a tasty way to enjoy eggs. One of the great things about learning how to make Jammy eggs is that they are super easy to make. Also known as 7-minute eggs, these eggs are perfect for breakfast, snacks, and enjoy on top of a salad.
Jammy Eggs Recipe
Since we got chickens last year we have had a lot of eggs all the time so I have been making eggs in just about every way that we can. My whole family loves jammy eggs.
Jammy Eggs, also called 7-minute eggs, are easy to make and they are one of the kid’s favorite breakfast foods. They like to enjoy some Jammy eggs and some bacon with fruit as a tasty breakfast.
These easy to make eggs have a delicious taste and are great to enjoy by themselves or used in other dishes like on top of ramen or salads.
I like to make a batch of them in advance and keep them in the fridge for the kids to quickly grab and heat up or eat as they want to.
What Are Jammy Eggs?
A jammy egg, also known as a soft-boiled egg, is an egg that has been cooked to a specific texture where the egg white is fully set but the yolk remains partially runny and creamy. The term “jammy” refers to the slightly thickened, custard-like consistency of the yolk.
Jammy eggs are a popular choice for dishes like ramen, salads, and grain bowls, where the luscious yolk can add a rich and velvety texture to the dish when broken open. The contrast between the firm egg white and the creamy yolk makes jammy eggs a versatile and delicious addition to many meals.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Creamy Yolks: These 7-minute eggs have velvety yolks that add richness to your meals.
- Easy to Make: Cooking eggs this way is simple and quick, perfect for busy mornings.
- Versatile: Enjoy them on toast, salads, or as a protein-packed snack.
- Delightful Texture: The contrast between the silky yolks and firm whites is a delightful experience.
- Great for Brunch: Elevate your brunch game with these delectable eggs.
- Healthful Option: Packed with protein and nutrients, eggs in general are a wholesome choice.
What are other names for Jammy Eggs?
Jammy eggs are often referred to by various names, depending on regional terminology and culinary contexts. Some alternative names for jammy eggs include:
- Soft-Boiled Eggs. This is the most common term used to describe eggs that are cooked until the whites are set but the yolk remains partially runny.
- 5-Minute Eggs or 7-minute Eggs. This name comes from the approximate cooking time required to achieve the jammy texture. The cook time will depend on your stove and how thick you prefer the yolk to be.
- Half-Boiled Eggs: This term is commonly used in certain regions to describe eggs that are cooked until the yolk is partially set.
- Gooey Eggs: Another informal term that conveys the creamy and slightly thickened texture of the yolk.
What is the Difference Between Soft Boiled, Hard Boiled, and Jammy Eggs
There are three types of eggs: soft-boiled, hard-boiled, and jammy. Soft-boiled eggs have runny yolks and set whites, good for dipping. Hard-boiled eggs have fully set yolks and whites for a firm texture. Jammy eggs balance creamy yolks and set egg white, which is great for salads and snacks. They’re all different and tasty!
Ways to Cook Eggs
If your family is a fan of eggs, make sure you check out all the different ways that you can make Hard boiled eggs.
- Air Fryer Hard boiled Eggs
- How to Make Hardboiled Eggs on the Stove Top
- How to Make Hardboiled Eggs in the Oven
- Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
Tips for Making Jammy Eggs
Use fresh eggs. Start by selecting fresh eggs. Using eggs at room temperature can help prevent cracking when you introduce them to hot water.
Room Temperature Eggs. Allow the eggs to come to room temperature before cooking. This can help prevent cracking when they are introduced to hot water.
Cook in a single layer. Place the eggs in a single layer in a saucepan or pot.
Add enough water. You want to add enough water to cover the eggs by about an inch, you can add more water but be sure that the eggs are covered by at least one inch of water.
Gentle Lowering. When adding eggs to boiling water, lower them in gently to minimize the risk of cracking. You can use a spoon or tongs to carefully place them in the water.
Timing. The cooking time for jammy eggs can vary based on egg size and personal preference. Start with 5-6 minutes for a runny yolk and increase to 7-8 minutes for a slightly firmer yolk. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different cooking times to find your preferred yolk consistency. It might take a few tries to get it just right.
Use a Timer. Use a timer to keep track of the cooking time precisely. Overcooking can lead to yolks that are more firm than desired.
Don’t skip the Ice Bath. While the eggs are cooking, prepare a bowl of ice water by adding cold water and ice cubes into a bowl. This will stop the cooking process and make it easier to peel the eggs. Fill a bowl with cold water and add ice cubes.
Can I Make Jammy Eggs Ahead of Time?
Yes, you can make jammy eggs ahead of time. Cook the eggs, then store them in the fridge for up to a week. Keep the eggs in a sealed container. When you’re ready to enjoy them, Peel the eggs gently and reheat the cooked eggs in a cup of hot water for a few minutes to return their jammy texture.
How to Serve Jammy Eggs
There are many ways that you can serve 7-minute eggs. Along with eating them just as they are, there are many other ways to enjoy them.
Add salt and pepper. Add a sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper, and eat the jammy eggs just like that.
On Toast. Place jammy eggs on a slice of toast for a delicious and satisfying breakfast.
Salad Topping. Add them to salads for an extra protein boost and a burst of creamy flavor.
Rice or Grain Bowls. Enhance your grain bowls with jammy eggs for a creamy and protein-rich component.
Ramen Upgrade. Elevate your ramen. Place a jammy egg on top of bowls of ramen for an authentic and delicious option. These are the perfect ramen egg, adding a creamy element to the broth.
Avocado Toast. Serve jammy eggs alongside sliced avocado for a nutritious and filling snack.
Snacking Delight. Enjoy them on their own with a sprinkle of salt and pepper as a quick and tasty snack.
Sandwich Filling. Elevate your sandwiches by adding jammy eggs for a creamy, flavorful layer.
Brunch Platters. Include jammy eggs on your brunch spread for a visually appealing and flavorful option.
Bento Boxes. Make your bento lunches more exciting by adding these creamy textured eggs.
How to Store Jammy Eggs
After boiling the eggs, and you have put them in the ice bath, allow them to cool. Once they are cooled, peel the eggs. Place the peeled eggs into an airtight container and store them in the fridge.
When you’re ready to eat the jammy eggs, take them out of the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature before eating them. This enhances the texture and flavor.
How long can you store Jammy Eggs?
Jammy eggs have a limited shelf life, even when refrigerated. It’s recommended to consume them within 3-4 days for optimal freshness and flavor.
Jammy Eggs Ingredients
- 8 raw eggs
- ice cubes
How to Make Perfect Jammy Eggs (Soft-Boiled Eggs)
Over medium-high heat on the stove, bring a pot of water to a boil.
Once the water reaches a boil, add the eggs to the boiling water. Make certain that you arrange the eggs in a single layer within the pot. Avoid overcrowding the pot with too many eggs all at once.
Allow the eggs to boil for a duration of 5-7 minutes.
In a large bowl make an ice water bath, add 4 cups of cold water with 2 cups of ice.
Using a slotted spoon remove the cooked eggs from the boiling water, then transfer them into the bowl with an ice bath.
Let the eggs cool for around 20-30 seconds if you intend to consume them immediately, or let them cool down completely if you plan to eat them at a later time.
Once the eggs are cooled down, peel the eggs, and cut them in half with a knife.
- 8 eggs
- ice cubes
- Over medium-high heat on the stove, bring a pot of water to a boil.
- Once the water reaches a boil, add the eggs to the boiling water. Make certain that you arrange the eggs in a single layer within the pot. Avoid overcrowding the pot with too many eggs all at once.
- Allow the eggs to boil for a duration of 5-7 minutes.
- In a large bowl make an ice water bath, add 4 cups of cold water with 2 cups of ice.
- Using a slotted spoon remove the cooked eggs from the boiling water, then transfer them into the bowl with an ice bath.
- Let the eggs cool for around 20-30 seconds if you intend to consume them immediately, or let them cool down completely if you plan to eat them at a later time.
- Once the eggs are cooled down, peel the eggs, and cut them in half with a knife.