Jammy Eggs

Perfectly set whites and soft creamy yolks, this step by step recipe will make perfect jammy eggs every time. 

Jammy eggs
Jammy eggs

If you’re a fan of eggs, you must have heard of jammy eggs.

These delightful treats are somewhere between soft boiled and hard boiled, offering a luscious, creamy yolk that is sure to win your taste buds over.

These eggs are perfect on toast, in a salad, in a steaming bowl of ramen, or any dish needing a creamy boost of protein.


In this article, we will explore what jammy eggs are, how to make them, and their cooking time to achieve the perfect consistency.

What Are Jammy Eggs?

Jammy eggs are a type of boiled eggs that have a slightly set, custard-like yolk with a tender white. The yolk is still creamy, similar to the texture of jam, which is where their name comes from. They offer a perfect balance between the firmness of a hard-boiled egg and the runny center of a soft-boiled egg.

jammy eggs on a butting board
Boil eggs in gently boiling water for 6 and a half minutes.

How To Make Jammy Eggs: A Simple Recipe

This recipe is a straightforward process, and it requires minimal effort. Here’s a simple recipe to create these delightful treats:


  • Fresh eggs
  • Water


Start by placing the eggs in a single layer at the bottom of a saucepan or pot.

Pour enough cold water into the pot to cover the eggs entirely.

Place the pot on the stove over medium-high heat and bring the water to a boil.

Once the water reaches a rolling boil, reduce the heat to low or medium-low to maintain a gentle simmer.

Cook the eggs for about 6 to 7 minutes to achieve the perfect consistency.

Place eggs in an ice bath for a few minute after boiling.

How Long To Boil Jammy Eggs?

Cooking time is a crucial factor in achieving the perfect texture. The desired results can be obtained when the eggs are boiled for approximately 6 to 7 minutes. 

However, it might be necessary to adjust the cooking time a little for the size of the eggs and their heat intensity on your stove.

How To Cook Jammy Eggs?

Follow this recipe to make the perfect jammy egg every time. The essential step is to start with cold water which, in the course of 6 to 7 minutes, will slowly boil and decrease heat until eggs have been boiled. Don’t forget, depending on how you prefer it to be cooked, there could be a slight variation in the time of preparation but we just want that lovely custardy yolk consistency.

Going way beyond breakfast, jimmy eggs offer a unique and pleasurable egg experience for any meal. These delicious treats can be enjoyed by serving them with toast, salad, in ramen, or, as long as the recipe is well prepared and cooking time is correctly mastered.

Whether you call them jammy eggs or boiled eggs, they are sure to become a favorite in your kitchen. So why not give them a try and add a touch of “jamminess” to your next egg dish? Happy cooking!

jammy eggs on toast
Jammy eggs

Jammy Eggs

Author: Maddy & JD – Them Bites
Perfectly set whites and soft creamy yolks, this step by step recipe will make perfect jammy eggs every time.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 117 kcal


  • 4 eggs
  • water

Recipe Instructions

  • Bring a pot of water to a full boil over medium high heat. Place an egg on a spoon and slowly lower it into the water. Repeat until all the eggs are in the water.
  • Once all of the eggs are in, set a timer for 6 minutes and 30 seconds.
  • Meanwhile, fill a medium sized bowl with cold water and a couple handfuls of ice.
  • When the time is up, use your spoon to scoop the eggs out of the water and place into the bowl of cold water. Set timer for 3 minutes.
  • After 3 minutes, gently peel the eggs and serve with warm or cold with salt and pepper.


Calories: 117kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.04gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 98mgFiber: 8gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 151mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Jammy eggs
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