What’s Inside: Learn how to make perfect jammy boiled eggs (aka soft-boiled eggs) every time with this easy-to-follow recipe on your stovetop!
If you think these boiled eggs are undercooked, you are mistaken! Jammy boiled eggs are a delicacy often served as an appetizer or side dish or as a garnish with Japanese-style ramen.
Jammy eggs feature a cooked egg white exterior with a thick, luscious liquid egg yolk center that’s slightly done around the edges — a far cry from chalky yellow yolks found in hardboiled eggs. Whereas hard-boiled eggs are solid and can be chopped into pieces, jammy eggs retain components of liquid in the center without being raw.
While soft-boiling eggs can seem intimidating to someone who hasn’t tried it themselves, it really is simple and just takes some practice. I’ve found that actively boiling the eggs for 6 minutes and then immediately submerging them in an ice bath to halt the cooking process in its tracks.
If you love snacking on eggs, then you’ll love this easy jammy-boiled eggs recipe!
This is one of those recipes I hesitate to call a “recipe” because it only has one ingredient — the eggs! I recommend using organic, pasture-raised eggs from chickens who are treated humanely and fed a chemical- and hormone-free diet.
The difference in these yolks versus standard white eggs is profound. Where you would typically get a pitifully pale yellow yolk with a large carton of those white eggs, you’ll get a rich orange yolk packed with healthy fats and good cholesterol in the organic variety. From heart, skin and eye health to a stronger overall immune system, organic eggs have a lot to offer. They contain higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids than non-organic eggs, which are known to prevent chronic disease and reduce inflammation while assisting in brain function and growth. Totally worth it!
I could honestly eat jammy eggs every day! They’re so easy, absolutely delicious, and are a great way to meal-prep some healthy protein ahead of a busy week. I like serving them as-is with a pinch of sea salt and fresh or dried herbs like rosemary and thyme. But freshly-cracked black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, and thinly sliced green onions would also be delicious!
Store leftover soft-boiled eggs (or jammy eggs made in bulk) in an airtight container in your fridge with the shells on and intact. In other words, wait to peel them until you’re ready to eat them!
If you’re looking for more egg-cellent (sorry, couldn’t resist!) recipes to try, I’ve got you covered!
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